Entries Tagged as 'Fiscal Stimulus'

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.

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My Farewell Interview with Marketplace

David Frum October 12th, 2011 at 6:12 pm 37 Comments

My final interview with Marketplace is up on the web:

RYSSDAL: So why this move? Why is this no longer a good fit for you?

FRUM: Well, we’ve been doing a point/counter-point here between me and Bob Reich for a couple of years. And it’s been a lot of fun. I’ve certainly learned a lot from it. But I think that there’s a kind of expectation that when you do it that you represent the broad point of view of your half of the political spectrum. And although I consider myself a conservative and a Republican, and I think that the right-hand side of the spectrum has the better answers for the long-term growth of economy — low taxes, restrained government, less regulation — it’s pretty clear that facing the immediate crisis — very intense crisis — I’m just not representing the view of most people who call themselves Republicans and conservatives these days.

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The Economic Left is Left Out of the Debt Deal

August 3rd, 2011 at 12:00 am 65 Comments

It is probably crass to cite oneself in an article, but I wrote a piece a few months ago in which I stated:

Many Democratic voters support the Party because they see it as the party of social liberalism.  While they may also support more government intervention in the economy than most Republican voters, that support isn’t as central to their world-view and they are more likely to see such issues as negotiable Click here to read more