By David Harsanyi | 07/18/14 10:17 AM
So President Obama is again using one of the most contemptible phrases in American politics -- "economic patriotism."
By Joseph Lawler | 07/17/14 03:47 PM
By defining the center of economic opinion on a range of topics from mortgages to health care, Mark Zandi has made himself a valuable authority. The leaders of both parties love to cite him -- when his analysis helps their cause.
By Veronique de Rugy | 07/17/14 06:42 PM
Americans now know the Export-Import Bank is a corporatist program built on bad economics.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/17/14 04:56 PM
Sen. Orrin Hatch isn't playing along with Jack Lew's exhortation for "economic patriotism."
By Scott Rasmussen | 07/17/14 04:04 PM
The economic data that drives so much political debate is becoming increasingly less reliable in the digital era. That's because new technology makes it hard to compare the 21st-century economy to anything that came before it.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/17/14 01:29 PM
Liberal columnist EJ Dionne has noticed what he politely calls "tensions" between two Democratic themes this year: Populism and business boosterism.
By Steve Chapman | 07/17/14 10:43 AM
There is a point at which firmness of conviction becomes obstinacy, and there is a point at which obstinacy becomes comedy. The latter was on spectacular view the other day when a prominent inflation hawk self-destructed on national TV.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/16/14 05:50 PM
She avoided making any big monetary policy news in two appearances on Capitol Hill this week, but Janet Yellen couldn't escape a few confrontations that raise doubts about the details of the Federal Reserve's plans to avoid bailouts in future financial crises.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/15/14 01:43 PM
Sen. Elizabeth Warren grilled Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen on an important provision of the law intended to prevent banks from becoming too big to fail.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/15/14 11:56 AM
Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers is from Washington State, which makes her hesitance on the Export-Import Bank raise eyebrows. A local paper, the Spokesman-Review, blasted her for her reluctance, citing Washington's status as "the nation's most trade-dependent state."
By Joseph Lawler | 07/15/14 10:44 AM
The outlook for the federal debt is still grim, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday, and largely unchanged despite the roll-out of Obamacare and a budget deal since its last projection were issued.
By Joel Kotkin and Michael Shires | 07/14/14 03:15 PM
When we think about American finance, the default Image is of a pinstriped banker on Wall Street. But increasingly, the financial services sector, which employs eight million people, is shifting away from the traditional bastions of money.
By Steve Doty | 07/14/14 11:58 AM
Citigroup and the Justice Department announced on Monday a $7 billion settlement for the bank's involvement in mortgage-backed securities it sold leading up to the 2008 financial crisis.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/14/14 07:38 AM
If the current economic recovery had kept pace with other post-World War II recoveries, the average American would have $2,700 more in annual income.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/11/14 07:58 PM
Lobbying and political contributions don't increase a company's profits, a new academic study suggests -- they mostly just enrich the CEO.
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