Signals Obama Could/Should Send?

Symbolism is very powerful, and great Presidents use it to set the tone of their Presidency. It is the “Bully Pulpit” because Presidents tell the people “this is the way […]

The Independence of the Fed

Reps. Ron Paul and Alan Grayson are trying to get the Federal Reserve audited. Last week the House Financial Services Committee passed an amendment to their financial regulatory reform bill […]

Back To Our Old Ways On Trade?

This just in from Reuters: U.S. trade deficit widened in September. The U.S. trade deficit widened in September by an unexpectedly large 18.2 percent, the most in more than 10 […]

Trade and Creating Jobs

In the Wall Street Journal today, White House Hopes Trade Can Bolster Labor Market. By increasing exports to rapidly growing countries like China and India, the U.S. could put a […]

Corporate Money In Elections — What To Expect

The Supreme Court may decide as soon as tomorrow on the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case involving a corporate-funded anti-Hillary smear ad. It is likely the conservative-dominated activist […]

Wall Street Pukes On Our Shoes

At the New Economy Conference, Leo Gerard of the United Steelworkers just said that deregulating Wall Street was like leaving a 3 year old in a candy store unsupervised for […]

Dollar Weak? Not Against Yuan!

Conservatives are blasting President Obama, saying he is causing a “weak” dollar. The Drudge Report has a headline or a story pretty much every day blasting this message out. Republican […]

A Possible Change In NAFTA Trade Policy?

This is interesting: US, Mexico, Canada to hold talks on NAFTA. From the story, US Trade Representative Ron Kirk said in a statement Thursday that he will host Mexico’s Secretary […]

A New Economy from Old Roots?

How do we build a new economy out of the collapse of the old economy? How do we start fresh to begin creating jobs again, while building in economic and […]

The Big G20 Demonstration

The big “Bail Out The People” demonstration marched through Pittsburgh. There were somewhere between 3-5,000 people. They were peaceful. There was a contingent of anarchists, wearing masks of various types, […]

G-20 – Getting Down To Business

Today the world leaders attending the G-20 Summit get down to business. The main issues are economic restructuring to prevent another collapse, addressing trade imbalances, and discussions of climate change […]

G20 Thursday — The Issues

I am in Pittsburgh for the G20. The big issues here are, Economic restructuring to prevent another collapse, including regulation of banks, with banker pay a key component of what […]
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