Monday, March 21, 2011

In Economic Woes 03-21

U.S. May Lose AAA Rating In '18

Cost of Living Hits Record, Tops Pre-Crisis High

The Anemic Recovery Continues Who can blame consumers for holding back when 50 million Americans depend on taxpayer-supported programs? The modern-day soup line is a check in the mail.

Few Angels in the Budget Brawl

House, Senate Dems break from Obama's tax policy for wealthy

Millions of Jobs at Stake If Congress Fails to Block EPA Efforts to Regulate Carbon Dioxide, Says New National Center for Public Policy Research Paper

Raise Rates to Boost the Economy Oil and wheat and commodities will see a 20%-30% drop in price as speculators run for the hills. This will be a de facto tax cut for consumers.

The NLRB's Threat To An Economic Recovery

Help Housing? Dump Uncle Sam

Entrepreneurialism missing from policy debates: Cantor

More Hypocrisy from Backers of California Internet Sales Tax?

GOP seizes on CBO budget analysis

Employment (March 2011) AND Job Creation (March 2011)

Pension Reformers Shift Focus to Current Employees. New tiers for new hires don't move the dial enough on trillion-dollar deficits.

Budget Nuclear Option: Shut Down Obama Until the Election. It's time for Republicans to go on the offensive.

State Bankruptcy: The Worst Idea Yet

End the Fed: More than Just a Bumper Sticker Slogan?

On Hedge Funds and Their Managers

Inventors: Patent Reform Could Stymie American Ingenuity. The Patent Reform Act was passed last week by the Senate, and a similar bill is being considered in the House. If it passes, it will fundamentally alter the country's patent system, changing how patents are granted and what those patents cost. We asked several inventors and frequent PM advisers to tell us their thoughts on how the bill could change the culture of creativity and ingenuity in the U.S.

Play to Win High-Tech Freedom

America Through the Looking Glass

Raises Don't Make Employees Work Harder. But pay cuts make them slack off

States' Deadweight Ratios

Democrats Split on Social Security

Supreme Court Lets Fed Bailout Records Release Stand

Home Mortgage Modification: Slamming Lenders, Slowing Economic Recovery

Manchin: No to upping debt limit without a fix for 'fiscal mess'

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