Topic: The Great Depression
It's been the worst decade for American workers in a century. That hardly calls for a celebration.
08/25/2011 09:00 pm
A federal appeals court ruled Friday against the mandate that forces individuals to buy private health-care insurance. This will help push the high court to take the case soon. And it should help better define freedom in personal health choices.
08/15/2011 06:20 pm
The Dow has lost 9.13 percent of its value over three days of trading. It's bad, but investors have seen much worse in previous sell-offs. Still, 'crash' versus 'correction' is a matter of debate.
08/08/2011 08:24 pm
Double-dip recession could be coming, but it doesn't have to be. As Americans are becoming fearful of a double-dip recession, lawmakers in Washington are obsessing over the wrong things.
08/08/2011 04:39 pm
The number of workers who have been unemployed for at least 27 weeks declined by about 100,000 in July. However, the average stay on unemployment rose to a new high: 40.4 weeks.
08/05/2011 02:24 pm
Stock market debacle doesn't necessarily signal a spectacular crash. The stock market may be reacting to prospects of a garden-variety recession.
08/05/2011 12:17 am
Talk about literary America and Los Angeles is not exactly the first locale that comes to mind. However, the truth is that the City of Angels has a deep and enduring place in the history of American letters. Here are just five of the many fiction and nonfiction books that attempt to unravel the mystery that is L.A.
07/29/2011 05:47 pm
A proposed amendment to the Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget has been the subject of congressional hearings for 60 years. But the issue is even older than that.
07/28/2011 05:20 pm
As Republicans focus on budget cuts, let's travel to the 1800s to see what it really looked like before Big Bad Federal Government. Economic downturns resulted in food riots, social unrest, industrial violence. We don't have that today, thanks to big government.
07/21/2011 02:49 pm
Greece and California are reaching a teachable moment: You can't get out of debt by piling on more debt.
06/23/2011 07:00 am