Posts by Elon Green

A few recent indicators suggest the country, at least economically-speaking, is continuing to slowly heal: a decline in jobless claims, a bottoming of the housing market, maybe, and an uptick in...
February 13, 2012 | Elon Green
The latest round of consumer confidence numbers are, quite frankly, a mixed bag.
February 3, 2012 | Elon Green
All presidential candidates jettison long-held beliefs in exchange for political gain. One need look only as far back as the last election, when Barack Obama professed opposition to gay marriage,...
January 24, 2012 | Elon Green
Another week, another crucial primary contest in a state that looks little like the rest of America. Tomorrow it is New Hampshire -- a state that ranks 27th in terms of how representative it is of...
January 9, 2012 | Elon Green
Not two weeks after September 11, 2001, when the stock market was still all over the map and plans for and unfunded war in the offing, President Bush famously told Americans to "[d]o your business...
December 21, 2011 | Elon Green
"It is something out of the Stalinist Era," says Lindsey Graham. Perhaps the esteemed senator from South Carolina is angered by the CIA drone attacks? Or the Justice Department's kneecapping of FOIA...
December 13, 2011 | Elon Green
Underemployment, the economic measure combining the percentage of unemployed workers with the percentage of part-timers desirious of full-time work, is something that most of us (but politicans in...
December 9, 2011 | Elon Green