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The need for re-industrializing America

Franklin @ August 5, 2008 # 7 Comments

(Originally posted at my.barackobama.com) Beyond political discourse, we need to face the reality that America’s economy has been declining since mid 2001. The economic policies of the Bush administration did nothing to encourage the creation of new industries. If we use the image of an engine to represent the economy, what the Bush administration has […]

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A Streetcar Named Wishful Economic Thinking

Franklin @ April 15, 2008 # 12 Comments

We are broke. We may have a couple more months of sustained living if the Fed keeps injecting liquidity into the system, but to all intents and purposes, America is broke. For the past 50 years we have been sustaining low unemployment rates (albeit not as low as the official figures show), based on a […]

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Greenspan: Give Homeowners Financial Aid: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance

Franklin @ December 17, 2007 # One Comment

Keynes to the rescue! Greenspan did not specifically call for a tax cut. Instead, he called for the government to apply money to the severe housing market slump. Such a cash infusion would typically come through a tax break or a new government spending program. From Keynes to Monetarism and back to Keynesian economics. Oh, […]

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Stagflation: This Time It Is Different

Franklin @ November 18, 2007 # 4 Comments

I just uttered two of the worst things any economist would ever want to see. And they are together, for good measure.

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