Economic Inequality Not Obama’s Fault

 

The "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations are a distant memory, but the economic disparities they decried still persist.  [Credit: ABC News]

The “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations are a distant memory, but the economic disparities they decried still persist. [Credit: ABC News]

President Obama has a new plan to revitalize the middle class.  It almost certainly won’t work, but that almost certainly isn’t his fault.  Continue reading

The Fed, the ECB and La Dolce Vita

Fellini celebrated "La Dolce Vita" in his film classic.  Today, Italians may feel as though they're living in a Fellini flick. [Credit: theworld.org]

Fellini celebrated “La Dolce Vita” in his film classic.  But a struggling economy, wobbly banks and fractious politics threaten to take the “dolce” out of their vita. [Credit: theworld.org]

Strangozzi is the characteristic pasta of Umbria, Tuscany’s hot sister.

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Immigration Reform: Will It Boost The Economy Or Hurt It?

Supporters of immigration reform say it will spur growth and raise living standards.  Opponents disagree.  Who's right? [Credit: ABCNews.go.com]

Supporters of immigration reform say it will spur growth and raise living standards. Opponents disagree. Who’s right? [Credit: ABCNews.go.com]

“Immigration Reform Would Boost Economy, CBO Report Finds,” ABC News reported last week.

Not exactly.

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Budget Wars: Can They Bridge the Health Care Gap?

Budget debates make good political theater. Each party forces recorded votes designed to score political points and embarrass members of the opposing party. The House had fun yesterday with some amendments before adopting the Republican proposal written by Paul Ryan (R-WI). The Senate began debate on its proposal last evening and is bracing for Friday’s “vote-a-rama” – a day of recorded votes on dozens of politically-barbed amendments advanced by members of both parties. Continue reading