More Health Care Jobs

The health care industry has added 300,000 jobs to the U.S. economy during the past 12 months. New jobs, new construction, new technology, more care. Should we be pleased? This Dr. Seuss-like animated…

What is Best For Growth?

What if the Congress decides to slash spending by $60 billion right now? Prominent economists are again disagreeing. According to Stanford economist John Taylor, we would have a resurgence of business…

Cyclical or Structural?

Economists still cannot agree. With the new unemployment rate, at 9.6%, the same as the old unemployment rate, one question remains the same. Is it a jobs mismatch, contractionary lay-offs, or a third…

A Stimulating Idea From China

The place is Inner Mongolia. The city is Ordos. Actually, within 18 miles, there are two Ordos. One looks like a normal city. Built with stimulus money, the second Ordos looks complete except for one …

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