Capital Commerce


August 2007


Congress, White House Prepare for Battle

By |

"Forget about 2007. It's all about the 2008 and the election," is how one veteran Capitol Hill watcher said I should think about all the upcoming goings-on and machinations in Congress. Both parties are trying to "prepare the battlefield" this fall to put themselves in the best position with voters ...

Read More

TAGS:
China
White House
Congress
mortgages
economy
Bush, George W.
Federal Housing Administration
federal taxes
taxes

U.S. Incomes Are Falling ... Nope, They're Not

By |

"More Americans making ends meet with less money," was the headline atop a Boston Globe story Tuesday morning. The newspaper went on to tell its readers that Americans in 2005 earned a smaller average income, when adjusted for inflation, than in 2000, $55,238 vs. $55, 714.

What the story notably ...

Read More

TAGS:
economy

Bernanke Plays a High-Risk Game

By |

"The hedge fund boys get in a little trouble and now you want the nanny state to come to the rescue?" is how economist Dean Baker, director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, good-naturedly critiqued my recent call for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates. Yet it's not just ...

Read More

TAGS:
economy
Kudlow, Larry

Democratic Debate Spawns Weird Economics

By |

The Democratic presidential contenders went at it again last night in a debate (or "forum" if you prefer) sponsored by the AFL-CIO. For once, economic issues—especially trade—shared equal importance with the war in Iraq. Here are a few statements from the various candidates —including front-runners ...

Read More

TAGS:
2008 presidential election
Clinton, Hillary
Dodd, Chris
Edwards, John
Richardson, Bill
Obama, Barack

You Might Also Like


See More