Robert Samuelson Oversells the Case for Economic Optimism

By: Monday January 2, 2012 1:00 pm

Last summer news reports were filled with ill-informed predictions of a double-dip recession. Now there seem to be many accounts that misrepresent recent economic data to make a case for substantially stronger growth.

Bicycle Economics

By: Sunday September 18, 2011 10:40 am

One-trick ponies and one-foot bike riders; a story of right-wing economists.

Americans Not Better Off Than They Were 2 1/2 Years Ago

By: Tuesday September 13, 2011 2:35 pm

Since January of 2009, when President Obama took office, the American people as a whole are noticeably worse off financially. This is a serious problem for the Obama campaign, and why they desperately need strong economic growth between now and the election.

Foreclosures and Poverty Across the Country, and DC Yawns

By: Saturday September 18, 2010 9:00 am

Economic news, from the standpoint of ordinary folks, continues to be bad, and DC yawns. Too bad that the poor aren’t seen as much of a political constituency.

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