Published March 15, 2012
If Rick Santorum can knock off Mitt Romney in Illinois, it could prove that voters are at least willing to listen to him on the economy.
Published March 09, 2012
Job growth in the range of 140,000 a month should be expected in the second quarter, to accommodate labor force growth but not much lower the unemployment rate. That is hardly a pace that will restore economic health, or validate President Obama’s heavy intervention in the economy and industrial policies in the upcoming presidential campaign.
Published March 08, 2012
Every dollar that goes abroad to purchase oil or Chinese consumer goods, and does not return to purchase U.S. exports, is lost domestic demand that could be creating American jobs.
Published March 02, 2012
The economic situation in Ohio much more closely resembles the national economy. It's a landscape that will likely define the fall campaign much more than the economic climate the candidates encountered this week in Michigan.
Published March 01, 2012
America’s economy can’t be turned around, and middle class prosperity can't be saved, without manufacturing.
Published February 27, 2012
The annual trade deficit on petroleum is about $300 billion. Raising U.S. oil production to its sustainable potential of 10 million barrels a day would cut import costs in half, directly create 1.5 million jobs and create another 1 million jobs indirectly.
Published February 13, 2012
Athens is besieged by riots, because ordinary Greeks understand what their leaders won’t admit. The reforms imposed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek creditors will delay but not avoid a sovereign default.
Published February 10, 2012
Mitt Romney is making his experience, not what’s broken in the national economy and his solutions, the focus. If Rick Santorum had Romney’s money, he could win the nomination but would still get trounced by Barack Obama.
Published February 06, 2012
President Obama has convinced too many Americans to accept slow growth and stagnant incomes as the best they can expect if they wish to avoid financial instability and another crisis.
Published February 02, 2012
Without curbing a Washington regulatory bureaucracy out of control and skyrocketing health care costs, the cost of doing business in America will remain too high. Most new jobs will not pay wages high enough to stop the erosion in living standards for working Americans.