Monday, August 4, 2014

General Economics

Politico | The ‘meh’ economy: What it means for 2014
Interviews with a dozen economists and party strategists for both sides and a review of recent data reveal a strong consensus: The economy is not good enough to offer a significant lift to President Barack Obama and Democrats trying to hold off a GOP Senate takeover.
Politico | Golden years … without the gold
With traditional pensions becoming rarer in the private sector, and lower-paid workers less likely to have access to an employer-provided retirement plan, there is a growing gulf in the retirement savings of the wealthy and people with lower incomes.

Econ Comments & Analysis                                                                                            
Washington Times | EDITORIAL: Another economic bubble about to burst?
Loose monetary and housing policies may soon pop the economy.
Forbes | Economic Consequences of the Great War
It took decades for the era that was destroyed by the Great War to evolve. That’s why believers in free markets must be persistent—and patient.
WSJ | Pushing Back Against Obama's War on Coal
A dozen states filed suit on Friday to stop an ideological EPA campaign that will damage the U.S. economy.

Market Watch | Obama to Corporate America: Stop complaining
“They always complain about regulation,” says President Barack Obama about businesspeople in an interview published over the weekend with the Economist. “That’s their job.” Obama defends his economic policies in the interview and also says the business community has broader responsibilities than just to itself.