BusinessWeek Article: “The Case For More Stimulus”

The April 19 BusinessWeek has a story titled “The Case for More Stimulus,” along with this interesting accompanying chart (pdf), “Stimulus That Makes a Difference.” Of course, those familiar with this blog know that I tend to disagree with this type of article on various fronts. One question (among many) that supporters of further stimulus … Read more BusinessWeek Article: “The Case For More Stimulus”

Tax Increases And Our Economic Situation – Follow Up

On October 16 I wrote a post titled “Tax Increases And Our Economic Situation.”  That post can be found at this link. Some may wonder what tax increases I am referring to, as at least headline tax rates have yet to increase in many areas.  Tax increases have been deferred for many reasons.  Among these … Read more Tax Increases And Our Economic Situation – Follow Up

The State of the Union Address – A Few Comments

I found plenty of noteworthy comments in last night’s State of the Union Address.   Here is the link to the transcript: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-state-union-address Here are a couple of my thoughts: First, many stimulus initiatives were mentioned.  Some of these were new ideas.  That stimulus ideas are proliferating should not be a surprise, as many in … Read more The State of the Union Address – A Few Comments

My Thoughts on More Stimulus, Part IV

This is the fourth and last post (for now) with regard to my thoughts on the idea of further stimulus. At this juncture, one is led to wonder “what if more stimulus is enacted?” What may be its potential size and composition?  As seen in the following video interview of Christina Romer: http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=1170636023&play=1 her view on the … Read more My Thoughts on More Stimulus, Part IV

My Thoughts on More Stimulus, Part III

This post will focus on the $787 Billion stimulus. As mentioned in the last post, there are varying perceptions as to its effect-to-date. I would like to go back to earlier this year, before the stimulus was enacted. I would like to briefly discuss the plan at that point, as it, as well as the analysis that accompanied … Read more My Thoughts on More Stimulus, Part III

My Thoughts on More Stimulus, Part II

Perhaps one of the first questions that should be asked with regard to our current economic difficulties is “Do we Understand the Problem?”  I discussed this concept in the article “President Obama’s Greatest Challenge” (listed here as the fourth article): https://www.economicgreenfield.com/prosperitybypencom-directory/ Do we understand the problem?  I will leave that question unanswered, for now.  However, some aspects … Read more My Thoughts on More Stimulus, Part II

My Thoughts on More Stimulus, Part I

Recently, there have been calls by some for additional stimulus. As I believe this issue deserves significant analysis and discussion, the next few posts will address various facets of this issue. I would like to start addressing the issue by calling attention to an article I wrote in January.   It is titled “My Overall Thoughts … Read more My Thoughts on More Stimulus, Part I