Stories by Mikhail Zinshteyn

Mikhail Zinshteyn is a DC-based reporter who covers federal- and state-level education policy for The American Independent. He has a MSc from the London School of Economics in political economics.

Want Less Debt? Offer More Jobs.

October 14th, 2011 at 12:19 pm 39 Comments

While the 2007 recession technically ended in October of 2009, unhealthy most Americans would be hard pressed to let the technical details of what defines an economic slump get in the way of what everyone sees: we’re still mired in the economic doldrums, two-consecutive quarters of negative growth or not.

And with Congress barely able to agree on a time and place for a presidential speech much alone a series of economic packages to stimulate the housing, consumer, and labor markets, the Federal Reserve has stepped in to do its monetarist best.