Economy (page 101)

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    Forbes calls for new approach to the national debt

    Steve Forbes‘ latest contribution to Forbes magazine features a scathing attack on U.S. Treasury officials. IN AN ERA of epic economic malpractice, one operation that has received scant attention is the U.S. Treasury Department’s mismanagement of the national debt. With interest rates abnormally low–thanks…
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2017
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    When deficits matter

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explores a curious double standard when it comes to federal government budget deficits. It has long been rumored that Paul Krugman does not write the New York Times column that appears under his name. I have no reason…
    Mitch Kokai, January 11, 2017
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    Aging America and economic growth

    The latest “Economic Beat” column in Barron’s features David Ader‘s analysis of the impact of an aging America. Between the inevitabilities of death and taxes one would hope there’s room for a comfortable, even long, retirement. Alas, the data on that possibility are depressing…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2017
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    One of these things is not like the other…

    Headlines currently on the Charlotte Observer’s website: • 2016: Year of the Crane. 2017: Year of the Ribbon-cutting (and more cranes) • State population map: NC among fastest-growing states • Belk Bowl’s economic impact a rare bright spot after HB2 losses…
    Michael Lowrey, December 29, 2016
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    A ‘big, bold’ tax cut

    That’s what Steve Forbes wants to see from Donald Trump. He explains why in the latest issue of Forbes. CRUCIAL TO Donald Trump’s success as President is a vigorous economic revival, and key to that is a big tax cut. Both the tax plan…
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2016
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    Trump and economic growth

    The latest Barron’s cover story from John Kimelman projects the impact of Donald Trump’s policies on the American economy. The big question for investors is whether Trump’s pro-growth, tax-reform, and fiscal-stimulus policies will outweigh his protectionist views, says Matthew Peron, head of global equities…
    Mitch Kokai, November 14, 2016
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    Can cities sue for the damage subprime loans did to them?

    That’s the question before the Supreme Court. Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux describes the issue for Fivethirtyeight.com: In the aftermath of the housing crisis of 2008, big banks such as Wells Fargo shelled out hundreds of millions of dollars to black and Latino borrowers who claimed they were steered into higher-risk, higher-fee…
    Michael Lowrey, November 10, 2016
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    The future of public-private partnerships

    With the election behind us, one PPP — Public Policy Polling — might fade into the background for a while while another — public-private partnerships — attracts new attention. Richard Geddes of the American Enterprise Institute writes about the importance of getting the latter type of…
    Mitch Kokai, November 9, 2016