Category Archives: stimulus

#Broadband infrastructure: So far I don’t see Congressional Republicans riding to Trump’s rescue

The markets took a beating yesterday; a one percent correction that even saw broadband stocks like Comcast (-1.09%), T-Mobile (-1.01%), and Sprint (-1.74%) take a hit. Ironically, while Verizon and AT&T were down also, (-.42% and -.75%, respectively), their decreases … Continue reading

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#Capital: Should public policy use an #entrepreneur definition of systemic risk?

An article in yesterday’s The New York Times discusses the U.S. House Financial Services Committee’s review of the processes behind the Financial Services Oversight Council’s designation of non-bank financial entities.  Under section 113 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, … Continue reading

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Tax reform or another #infrastructure #stimulus

By taxing accumulated off-shore earnings and changing depreciation schedules, would a one-time bump in tax revenues from these adjustments amount to a stimulus? Sounds like it, especially where the alleged intent of President Obama is to use the one-time bump … Continue reading

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Obama’s Housing Market Intervention was Wrong from the Beginning

A piece today in The New York Times gives a synopsis of the Obama Administration’s attempts to save homeowners from foreclosure. The Administration identified some four million homeowners that were in need of help but it’s U.S. Treasury administered home … Continue reading

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Admittedly, Romney White Paper is Spot-on about Obama

R. Glenn Hubbard, N. Gregory Mankiw, John B. Taylor, and Kevin A. Hasset released a white paper on the failings of President Obama’s economic policies. The professors also pointed out what they expect will be effective policies as proposed by … Continue reading

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What does Romney Hope to Get by Comparing Obama to Jimmy Carter

I saw a snippet of a campaign rally where former Massachusetts Governor Willard Romney is asked about his economic plan. His response was that he will do the opposite of whatever Mr. Obama has done. Wow. That really fosters great … Continue reading

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Housing policy should move property into hands that can afford the payments

Insightful article on housing policy posted in The Wall Street Journal. The article describes three ways to aid the housing market. They include: • Financing investors willing to clear up the excess housing stock, especially in light of falling housing … Continue reading

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Obama’s outreach to voters on jobs bill

President Obama repeated his appeal over the weekend to the electorate to get Congress moving on voting for proposals that would get Americans working again. See his video here. What type of impact on the economy would the President’s jobs … Continue reading

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So now the TARP saved the economy?

Seems like Tim Geithner and the Republicans are throwing barbs … again. Let me get this straight. The economy stopped receding in June 2009, much too early to give credit to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, so we go … Continue reading

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Obama signals move to the center

President Obama’s proposal for jump starting the economy with an infrastructure plan seeded by $50 billion of federal government funds was more strategy than substance. It was an operation in triangulation minus any anesthesia that Bill Clinton would have used. … Continue reading

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