Nation Topics - Economic Policy
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Forget 9/11. Alan Greenspan escapes vilification for his role in a plot against America's economic security.
To solve the subprime mortgage crisis, start with aid for vulnerable homeowners, smarter economic policies and a more competent Federal Reserve Board.
By pumping more money into the economy to bail out hedge funds and subprime lenders, the Federal Reserve will only worsen inflation's bite into average Americans' paychecks.
A group of economists is challenging the most basic assumptions of neoclassical economic theory, and their influence is growing.
Economic policy centered on a balanced budget will destroy what's left of FDR's New Deal.
An unlikely dissident has proposed a new way to understand, and
reform, the world economy.
Banks no longer lend money to people able to pay them back. Now they trap the poor, the sick, students and elderly people into signing up for credit cards and watch the fees pile up.
Progressives need to create an economic agenda that encompasses the environment and social justice.
In 2007 Congress may get real on the fallacies and contradictions of global trade.
Newly elected advocates of fair trade in the House and Senate could
reverse the free-trade absolutism of the Clinton and Bush years.