Tag Archives: GW Bush

Please Protect US, Mr. President!

Popular Economics Weekly What has happened to our gun laws—especially the assault rifle ban that expired in 2004? Australians had the courage to pass tougher gun regulations—Australia’s Prime Minister in particular, at the time. It takes political courage, in other … Continue reading

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Are Home Prices Rising Too Fast?

The Mortgage Corner No, they are just catching up to 4 years of weak household formation and even weaker income growth. Home prices have been held down from a combination of government austerity policies and private sector hoarding since the … Continue reading

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The Sequester Dilemma—How Much Is Too Much Austerity?

Financial FAQs Come March 1, we will begin to see how much damage the sequester agreement causes. A recent CNBC column by Larry Kudlow illustrates both the misconceptions and reason for the gridlock on avoiding across-the-board spending cuts of some … Continue reading

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Why Our Declining Safety Net?

Popular Economics Weekly Why are the fears of a declining social safety net for social security and Medicare increasing? Barron’s Gene Epstein recently warned of dire consequences for future generations as some 78 million baby boomers begin to retire. . … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Bush Tax Cuts?

Popular Economics Weekly The debt ceiling debate is about to begin again, and House Speaker Boehner has said he will continue to press for more tax cuts without raising additional revenues, reviving the possibility of more budget gridlock and credit … Continue reading

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Smart Government Creates Better Growth

Financial FAQs It is smart government that creates better economic growth, not smaller government, per se.  Smart government means effective government that finances and regulates what the private sector can’t or won’t.  So that doesn’t mean downsizing government for its … Continue reading

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Government Has to Work—or Else

Financial FAQs We can no longer afford to listen to those conservatives who believe government is the problem, since there is no viable recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression without government investment in sectors that will grow … Continue reading

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