In case you haven’t noticed lately, America’s infrastructure could use a makeover. Many of the things that help this country “GO” – roads, bridges, utilities and more – are in poor shape and in many places, crumbling before our eyes.
The New Republic’s Jon Chait, citing the New York Times’ economist-columnist Paul Krugman, takes shots at the idea that hyperactive government activity has generated uncertainty in the marketplace and thus put downward pressure on investment and hiring (”The Nonexistent Confidence Crisis,” he cal
The financial crisis of 2008 and resultant economic problems have understandably shaken Americans’ confidence in business.
The expansion of government under the policies of the Bush and Obama administrations is prompting many Americans to ask how much government is too much. No one denies needing government services of all kinds, but what are the trade-offs? Can there be too much government?
The jobs picture in the U.S. remains weak. Unemployment numbers announced Friday held steady at near 10% while the rate including discouraged workers rose slightly to 16.8%. What is to be done?
In much of the analysis of the causes of the financial crisis a frequent claim is that too little regulation of banks and financial institutions was a primary culprit. But what if instead of too little regulation, faulty regulation played an important role?
If you think about it, every person will inevitably require managing money. Credit, money management, and savings discipline are all an everyday and integral component for operating a successful adult life. So how is it our youth not receive basic and consistent financial education? Believe me, I agree that history, science, mathematics, and language arts are important, but in my opinion, money management is more important.