Economics

Charles Barkley Calls Conservatives 'Fake Christians,' Likes Obamanomics

Former NBA star appears on CNN's 'The Situation Room' and says he is supporting Obama for economic reasons.

Head to Head: Media Turn to Greenspan When Bernanke Says No Recession

Fed Chairman's persistent 'no-recession' forecast isn't good enough for media who stick with 'bleaker' headlines.

Economics Reporter Sniffs at U.S. Consumerism, Harkens Back to 80s "Age of Greed"

Peter Goodman revives a golden oldie in his dismissive take on American spending habits: "The Me Decade was declared dead in the recession of the early 1980s, only to yield to the Age of Greed and ...

Saluting Dick Darman's Tax-Hiking "Pragmatism"

Douglas Martin in the obituary for George H.W. Bush's budget director Richard Darman: "National Review, the conservative magazine, called Mr. Darman's work 'the most catastrophic budget deal of ...

Still Sobbing Over Crackdowns on Illegals

Boo hoo: "She is a homeowner, a taxpayer, a friendly neighbor and an American citizen. Yet because she is married to an illegal immigrant, these days she feels like a fugitive."

How "Populist" Tax-Hiker Edwards Will Save Us from "Income Inequality"

Economics reporter David Leonhardt takes a shine to Edwards' "populist" (not liberal?) tax-raising rhetoric at the expense of Republican Mitt Romney.

This Christmas -- the Gift of Balanced Reporting

Sometimes the media get the story right. BMI highlights the 'good' news from 2007.

The Times Continues to Fret Over Recession Fears

Gloomy Peter Goodman: "The nation gained a modest 94,000 jobs in November...pulling back considerably from the previous month in the clearest sign yet that the American economy was headed for a ...

"Ailing Economy"? What Ailing Economy?

Peter Goodman got front-page play for his report on an "ailing economy" "imperiled by the crumbling housing market." But 3rd quarter GDP was 4.9%, highest in four years.

Busted: Krugman vs. Krugman on Social Security

Is Social Security in trouble or not? For alleged economist Paul Krugman, it depends on whether a Democrat or Republican is saying it. A liberal columnist for the Washington Post zaps him with his ...
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