- Considering the issue of sustainably of Social Security and Medicare: how greedy are those (us) Baby Boomers?
- Addressing a common misconception on the auto bailout: share prices go up and down with lots of things—but absent the bailouts there wouldn’t be a GM share price.
- Principal reduction and the FHFA: Their own findings support principal reduction to help underwater homeowners, yet FHFA head Ed DeMarco continues to stonewall.
- Catching up on the fiscal cliff: I consider the fiscal cliff a disaster — but I consider the full can kick that Rs are pushing for an even worse disaster, with dire long-term consequences.
- The July jobs report: delivering some first impressions and delving into a bit more detail about payroll change vs. unemployment rate.
- Wading into the world of defense: yes, automatic cuts ala sequestration are nuts, but what’s the lay of the land here?
- Analyzing the continued weakness in the job market: a negative feedback loop may be to blame, between weak job growth, weak paychecks, weak consumer spending, weak demand, weak job growth—and you’re back at the start.
Music: Channeling Mozart at the piano on this week’s Friday Musical Interlude.