Making Sense Making It In America

Editor’s Note: We’re publishing a series of “Making Sense” fact sheets on key economic issues to help you win the debate on the core issues facing middle-class families. Each fact […]

Conservative Policy = Bad Jobs Report

The September jobs report is out and conservatives got exactly what they wanted: less government, less stimulus, less aid to states, less help for small businesses, less infrastructure investment, less […]

Infrastructure Jobs Repeat And Amplify

Just a short note here, to repeat and amplify what Krugman said: And right now, by any rational calculation, would be an especially good time to improve the nation’s infrastructure. […]

Its The Lack Of Demand Stupid

In the 1992 campaign the Clinton War Room had a famous sign that read, “It’s the economy, stupid!” This meant that the central theme of the campaign was the economy. […]

How Free Trade Led To Currency War

President Lyndon Johnson is said to have commented that the press is like birds sitting on a telephone line. When one flies away, they all fly away. This week they […]

More Consensus On Confronting China

A new example today of the consensus that has formed on confronting China’s trade practices: At the America’s Fiscal Choices conference today economists Paul Krugman, Martin Feldstein and Jan Hatzius […]

Is There A Currency War

Is there a currency war going on? Yes, it has been going on for some time. It’s up to China to end it. China has taken a number of steps […]

Welcome Home Tire Jobs

Today the US Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk filed two complaints with the World Trade Organization (WTO). The first alleges that China is keeping American credit and debit card companies […]

China Currency Battle Heating Up

Since China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) our country’s balance of trade has gotten worse and worse and we have lost jobs and jobs (and money and money). Between […]

SS On The Table But BS Not

The President has a commission looking at ways to reduce the budget deficits which were caused by tax cuts for the rich and military spending increases. Social Security – which […]

Fairy-Tale Social Security Policy

Lots of kids believe in Santa Claus. This is because people repeat the fable to kids over and over, telling them that Santa Claus will deliver presents to them if […]

Obama Jobs Plan Needs Industrial Policy

Speaking in Ohio today President Obama described his new jobs and economic programs. (Full text here.) The two major pieces of Mr. Obama’s package — expanding and making permanent a […]

American Jobs Tragedy

The stimulus worked but was not enough. Here is the result: This is known as “the scariest jobs chart,” from
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