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  • Friday Morning Coffee: The Friday Five.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. With the Senate and the Corbett administration having secured a tentative budget agreement yesterday, it looks like we're going to be in for a long weekend. Details were scarce Thursday night, with both sides staying.....
  • Jeff Madrick on Southern Californians and the financial crisis

     
    The growing bookshelf of volumes on the financial crisis have tended to focus on the last decade and the various elements that gave rise to the subprime mortgage meltdown. Jeff Madrick, a former economics columnist for the New York Times,......
  • Campaign 2012: Rick Perry picks a fight with Ben Bernanke

     
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry was asked a question he evidently has no business answering, which probably means he has no business running for president....
  • Government: Meddling with monetary policy

     
    Echoing Texas' two Republican presidential candidates, Gov. Rick Perry and Rep. Ron Paul, the top four Republicans in Congress have written a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke telling him to keep his hands off the money supply. The authors'...
  • Mailbag: Aesthetics important to society

    Aesthetics important to society Cell phone towers may indeed help meet demand of its users but clearly they run afoul of demand for open space and enjoyment of places of natural beauty ("Cell towers get poor reception," July 25). Even a relatively...
  • New Stages play 'Dartmoor Prison' is held captive by its big speeches

    New Stages play 'Dartmoor Prison' is held captive by its big speeches
    "Set in a bleak naval prison in Devon, England" is just the kind of description I can get behind. For those interested in seafaring history and maritime justice, or explorations of America's long-in-the-making racial tensions — especially those that...
  • The Republicans debate freedom

    Many Republicans think of themselves as followers of Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand. But at the South Carolina debate, they came face to face with someone who really is -- and they seemed bewildered. That someone was former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson,...
  • Cintra Wilson's The C-Word: Slouching Toward a Meltdown of Core Human Sensibilities

    Cintra Wilson's The C-Word: Slouching Toward a Meltdown of Core Human Sensibilities
    I hate to be a killjoy, but the more I think about it, the more the royal wedding strikes me as having been in somewhat poor taste, timing-wise. Should vestigial monarchies really be splashing out all Buckingham Vegas in Space-like during a global...
  • It's A Gray Area: Cronyism is not capitalism

    We all should long for the days of Mark Twain, who was heard to say: "There is good news from Washington today. Congress is deadlocked and cannot act." Unfortunately, our Congress today is acting a great deal in sponsoring cronyism. That means that there...
  • Rose D. Friedman dies; economist Milton Friedman's wife and collaborator

    Rose D. Friedman dies; economist Milton Friedman's wife and collaborator
    Rose D. Friedman, an economist who collaborated with her husband, Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, and helped bring their ideas about the virtues of free markets to the masses, died of a heart ailment Aug. 18 at her home in Davis, Calif. She was thought...
  • Paul Samuelson dies at 94; 1st American to win Nobel in economics

    Paul Samuelson dies at 94; 1st American to win Nobel in economics
    Paul Samuelson, the first American to win a Nobel Prize in economics, the author of a landmark college textbook on the subject and a presidential advisor who helped shape tax policy in the Kennedy administration, has died. He was 94. --------------------...
  • PASSINGS: Beryl W. Sprinkel, Richard Hamtok Pae

    Beryl W. Sprinkel Economic advisor to Reagan Beryl W. Sprinkel, 85, who served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Reagan administration and who helped guide the administration's response to the October 1987 stock market crash,...