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The Green, Clean Economy

July 13th, 2011

 What do you think of when you hear the words “green economy?” Ask that question to 10 different people and you’ll get 12 different answers.  Which is why I was very happy to see this insightful, new analysis from the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program.  I’ve always been supportive of this stuff, but have fretted… Read more

One of These Currencies Is Not Like the Other

July 13th, 2011

One of the points I recently stressed as to why the US economy is stuck in neutral is that other countries, through their currency management, are sopping up what little demand we have.  I don’t think this is the whole or even the half of the story relative to the other matters on the list… Read more

Misleading Mantra, Tax and Spend Version

July 13th, 2011

While crunching some numbers tonight, I stumbled on this graph.  These trends are well known but in the hurly-burly of the head-spinning/maddening budget talks, I was struck by them. Source: OMB You know the Republican mantra against revenues in the budget talks: “The problem isn’t that Americans are undertaxed; it’s that their government overspends?” Well,… Read more