Category Archives: Fiscal

COVID-19 Economic Response

It seems to me…. “As we learned after President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley tariff at the outset of the Great Depression, vibrant international trade is a key component to economic recovery; hindering trade is a recipe for disaster.”  ~ … Continue reading

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Pandemic Opportunities

It seems to me…. “It’s an ill wind that blows no one any good.”  ~ Proverb[1]. All of us have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It still remains considerably premature to predict what long-term effects will result though … Continue reading

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The Domestic Political Threat

It seems to me…. “People might not protest for overtly political or social causes, but when they can’t feed themselves and their family, they will take to the streets.” ~ Marcus Samuelsson[1]. The U.S. faces a number of critical challenges … Continue reading

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Fiscal Crisis Response

It seems to me…. “A clear lesson of history is that a ‘sine qua non’ for sustained economic recovery following a financial crisis is a thoroughgoing repair of the financial system.” ~ Janet Yellen[1]. Every major economy realized by late 2008 … Continue reading

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Fiscal Crisis Response

It seems to me…. “A clear lesson of history is that a ‘sine qua non’ for sustained economic recovery following a financial crisis is a thoroughgoing repair of the financial system.” ~ Janet Yellen[1]. It was realized in every major … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown and Default

It seems to me… “The Tea Party is The American Taliban.”  ~ Beth Wallach-Drucker, Barb Salge, and others. There are laws I personally do not like; there are Supreme Court decisions I do not agree with – but these are … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Investment

It seems to me… “To be sure, the United States has profound problems, not least our faltering educational and physical infrastructure.”  ~ Eric Liu. President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address presented his vision of how smart government could … Continue reading

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