The debate over reforming the Eurozone has shifted from economic to political grounds.
On the Newsstand:Budget
Politicians' love affair with defense spending is fundamentally different from the funding dynamics of any other department of the federal government.
Examining California's proposal to fund higher education for undocumented immigrants
The balanced budget amendment is a popular proposal among many conservatives, but Louis R. Evans of the Crimson argues that such a measure provides a dangerous and simplistic response to the nation’s debt. Using examples ranging from household debt to American history, Evans suggests that there is no magic number for debt levels. Read the full article at the Crimson.
Breaking down the budget debate: the good, the bad, and the impracticable
Medicare reform is all well and good, but it should start with eliminating costly redundancies and ineffective treatments.
Professor Summers speaks for the first time since his return to Harvard
In a recent post for the Perspective, Mark Warren writes in support of the unions in Wisconsin. The proposed budget cuts are simply “a case of states trying to balance their budgets by throwing their own employees under the bus, and not by negotiating economic concessions in good faith by collective bargaining, but by restricting unions’ rights.” Read the full ... Read More
David Gregory hosted White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley this morning on Meet the Press, and the two spoke at length about Daley’s efforts to avoid a government shutdown. Those efforts involve substantial negotiation with Speaker John Boehner (Surprisingly, Paul Ryan’s name didn’t come up in the clip). Gregory asked Daley a great question about Boehner’s power as a ... Read More