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Commentary & Opinion
January 30, 2014 Taper II and Goodbye Mr. BernankeSource: Forbes
While I wasn’t surprised that the FOMC accelerated their taper today, I wouldn’t have been surprised had they hit the pause button this time. The December jobs report plus other recent weaknesses in the data had provided...
January 27, 2014 Let’s Talk About the Wealth GapSource: NY Times
WASHINGTON — Much of the substance and tone of President Obama’s State of the Union address this week are predictable. So is the reaction: It won’t change many minds or political stands.
January 23, 2014 ObamaCare's Missing UninsuredSource: Wall Street Journal
his newspaper reported Saturday that between 65% and 80% of those who have signed up for health insurance through the federal or state ObamaCare exchanges previously had coverage, according to insurers. A survey by McKinsey & Co....
January 6, 2014 Janet Yellen's 2014 To-Do List: Climate ChangeSource: Huff Post Blog
On January 6, Janet Yellen will likely be confirmed as the next Chair of the Federal Reserve System. Her to-do list will be full of things like the interest rate, the bank bailouts, the unemployment rate, and in general, running...
December 19, 2013 Health Care Reform: Views From The Hospital Executive SuiteSource: Health Affairs Blog
Pessimism pervades the national dialogue surrounding healthcare reform. Despite fixes to the federal exchange website and marked improvements in enrollment, politicians and pundits continue to assail the Affordable Care Act...
December 17, 2013 We need more accurate information about healthcare reformSource: Fierce Health
Despite all the attention the federal health insurance exchange website, HealthCare.gov, has received, confusion and misinformation abounds. Just the other day, my mother-in-law called me based on some news coverage she watched...
December 16, 2013 Why are we letting China buy American companies?Source: NY Post
This takeover, the largest takeover of a US company by a Chinese firm, represents a precedent that will damage the American economy and cost jobs in the long run. It also may have emboldened China. Weeks after permission was...
December 16, 2013 Boehner's Tea Party strike an isolated incident? OpinionlineSource: USA Today
"House Speaker John Boehner has stood up against hard-right groups, many of them financial backers of the Tea Party, who seem less interested in taking on the Democrats than thwarting the speaker's agenda and purging Congress of...
December 11, 2013 Minimalist budget deal beats another shutdown: Our view - EditorialSource: USA Today
The bipartisan spending deal announced Tuesday night by Senate Budget Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., barely qualifies as a tweak. It would not make meaningful progress on reducing...
November 23, 2013 The New Normalcy: Lawrence Summers & Paul Krugman’s Pall on ParadeSource: Peter D. Kinder
No administration was more tumultuous than Woodrow Wilson’s second (1917-21): World War I entered and won; the fight over the League of Nations; Prohibition’s start; the influenza pandemic; the Red Scare and dragnet; women got...
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