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  • Fed's easy money will eventually trigger inflation

    Fed's easy money will eventually trigger inflation
    Bar the door, Nelly — the Fed has abandoned all restraint and will now print money to finance the federal deficit. To support the weak recovery, the Federal Reserve continues to keep short-term interest rates near zero, purchase mortgage-backed...
  • Md. pension shortfall: It's worse than you think

    R. Dean Kenderdine's attempt ("Pension chief: Mossburg ignores reforms," Dec. 10) to argue the facts in Marta Mossburg's excellent Dec. 5 column, "Maryland's Debt Bomb," is ludicrous on the face of it. Ms. Mossburg cited the State Budget Solutions'...
  • Developers eager to convert downtown office buildings to residences

    Developers eager to convert downtown office buildings to residences
    Nearly 1,000 market-rate apartments would be added to downtown Baltimore in the next few years if three projects announced in recent days are completed. "It seems like it all came to fruition this week, but we've been working for a year, year and a half,...
  • Sequester madness

    Sequester madness
    Nothing short of a miracle — or a sudden onset of rational behavior inside the Capital Beltway — is going to prevent mandatory, across-the-board federal spending cuts from going in effect Friday. It's also clear the public sector workforce...
  • Obama budget will lead to disaster

    Obama budget will lead to disaster
    In response to your editorial "Put up or shut up" (April 11), I just have one question: What part of economics don't you understand? You mention that the president wants to "reduce deficits to a manageable size." Yet in his budget he proposes growing...
  • America lags on plain speech

    America lags on plain speech
    The Internet is changing how leaders talk. Leaders from Rome to Beijing and beyond are helping usher in a new era of plain speaking. But American leaders are lagging behind, stuck in old patterns of windy and obfuscatory speech. Around the globe, what's...
  • On student loans, Hugo Chavez and Joe Flacco's taxes

    On student loans, Hugo Chavez and Joe Flacco's taxes
    Remember when President Barack Obama stuck a federal takeover of the student loan program into the "Affordable Care Act," AKA "Obamacare"? The dirty deed was accompanied by a promise that federal control would save taxpayer money and cut off all the...
  • Towson Library, League of Women Voters announce election education programs

    The Baltimore County Public Library in Towson and the League of Women Voters announced Wednesday a series of election programs on immigration, health care, and the economy to educate voters before next month's election. "These are all issues that...
  • Lindsay Lohan's awesome anti-Federal Reserve tweet was just an ad

    Lindsay Lohan's awesome anti-Federal Reserve tweet was just an ad
    Just when it seemed that Lindsay Lohan (yes!) was entering a political debate (yes!) about the nation's economic policies (yes!) it turns out Lohan's new-found political views were just a paid advertisement (lowest of lows).  For those of you not...
  • Rick Perry: Macho, macho man

    Rick Perry: Macho, macho man
    Yes, Rick Perry might seem a little, well, out there with some of his public statements. But the Texas governor has something that our current commanded-in-chief lacks: Overt machismo.  And this cannot be underestimated. Macho men have a long history...
  • A way around the debt-limit impasse

    A way around the debt-limit impasse
    Contrary to conventional wisdom, the United States does not have to default on its debt, and the Social Security and Medicare checks can continue to go out, even if Republicans and President Barack Obama cannot strike a deal to raise the debt ceiling by...
  • Germany's plan will make euro crisis worse

    Germany's plan will make euro crisis worse
    European leaders are working feverishly to create what German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling a "fiscal union" to restore private investor confidence in Europe and rekindle growth. Unfortunately, what she advocates will thrust Europe into a deeper...