Tagged: economy

Obama hits new low in polls

With all eyes toward November’s mid-term elections, a new Washington Post/ABC poll shows only 43 percent of Americans approving the job President Obama is doing on the economy, a new low for him.  A new CBS poll has that number at 40 percent, with 54 percent disapproving.  Political science Professor Graham Wilson, author of “Only […]

State of the Union address

President Obama has hinted that some of his State of the Union address on Wednesday will propose some economic relief for middle-class families.  But what else?  Political Science Professor Graham Wilson, author of “Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective,” says Obama must define what his overall strategy will be moving forward. “An expert […]

Volker’s return to influence

Paul Volker appears to be regaining influence in Washington as President Obama enbraces the former Federal Reserve chairman’s plan to keep banks from engaging in risky investment speculation.  Law Professor Cornelius Hurley, director of the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law and a former counsel to the Fed Board of Governors, says it’s about […]

The G-8 agenda

As President Obama joins the leaders of the world’s top eight economies at the G-8 summit in Italy, the success of this gathering is already being debated.  The world economy and climate change are top agenda items the leaders will tackle.  Available to dicuss what kind of outcome we can expect from the G-8 is Kevin P. Gallagher, professor of […]

Signed letter by academic economists in support of bailout plan

In response to last week’s signed letter by economists, sent to congressional leaders opposing the government bailout plan, a group of academic economists lead by Boston University’s Laurence Kotlikoff, have signed a letter in support of the plan before Congress dealing with the financial crisis. Below is that letter, addressed to the Speaker of the […]