Tag Archives: Income inequality

Budget Deficits With the Laffer Curve

Financial FAQs Wikipedia There is an economic theory of sorts that helps us to understand why our political parties can’t agree on how to grow an economy that benefits most Americans. It’s called the Laffer Curve, reputedly first drawn on … Continue reading

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Will Corporations Become More Responsible?

Popular Economics Weekly Tradingeconomics It is a sea change in economic thinking when corporate CEOs that belong to the Business Roundtable sign a Statement of Purpose to consider more than maximizing their profits, when maximizing corporate profits at the expense … Continue reading

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The Presidential Debates—Will Democracy Survive?

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: Washington Post Much of the media lament over the first Democratic Presidential debates was whether the Democratic Party had moved too far to the left on immigration and healthcare—whether it was about decriminalizing Central American immigrants … Continue reading

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Saving Capitalism—Part II

Popular Economics Weekly Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz’s plea to save capitalism is important for a number of reasons; foremost is the survival of liberal democracy itself. Modern liberal democracies that we have known since WWII cannot survive if we cannot … Continue reading

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The Art of Negotiation

Financial FAQs This column comes from a chapter in my forthcoming book, Answering the Kennedys Call to Promote World Peace and Freedom, a history of public service and community building by my own and more recent generations. This chapter documents … Continue reading

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Our Student Debt Problem

Financial FAQs College students and former students have amassed some $1.5 trillion in student debts, most of it (90 percent) held by the federal government or guaranteed by same. And this is holding back a whole generation of young adults … Continue reading

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Part II—What’s Wrong With Capitalism?

Financial FAQs Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana and Presidential candidate, said to NBC’s Chuck Todd, “of course I’m a capitalist and America is a capitalist society, but it’s got to be democratic capitalism,” per the NYTimes’ Michael Tomasky. … Continue reading

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