Deficit

In my 40 years covering economics and finance, I've never seen a more alarming disconnect between the economic and the political — or higher stakes. There was an astonishing harmonic convergence Tuesday at a Washington conference on the nation’s economic and fiscal future. Martin Feldstein, Ronald...
10/06/2010
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Where is Obama? Where is the high-profile Obama speech making clear that the top priority for now is putting America back to work, that deficit reduction will come when the economy is back on track — and that the budget will not be balanced on the backs of those who depend on Social Security,...
08/01/2010
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In an era of savage budget cuts to the most basic of public services, does it make sense for a state to spend $50,000–$100,000 a year to lock up a cheese thief for the rest of his natural life? Three strikes and you're out has been a sacrosanct part of the California legal system for nearly 17...
02/18/2010
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Distinguished Senior Fellow Robert Kuttner debates J.D. Foster over how Congress could improve the bailout bill and how much spending is required to jump-start the economy.
09/29/2008
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Lou Dobbs Tonight Watch here Lou Dobbs looks at how the Fed's stimulus plan ignores the larger deficits we face and is a little too little and a little too late. He then speaks to Robert Kuttner and Jeremy Siegel on exactly what that means to the middle class.
01/21/2008
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