More or Less Regulation: What is the Answer?

August 20, 2012 in Economics, Home

We all remember when the housing market crashed. But do you remember why? In 1999 a group of republicans passed the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act, signed by Bill Clinton, that deregulated home lending and led to a wasteful amount of new home construction. It help boost the economy and drove up home values, until the markets busted in [...]

Economists: GOP Jobs Bills Would Create Few Jobs

July 24, 2012 in Economics, Government

In response to the 32 jobs bills the Republicans have offered. “A lot of these things are laughable in terms of a jobs plan that would produce noticeable improvements across the country in the availability of employment in the next four or five years,” said Gary Burtless, a senior economist [...]

Government Insurance or Corporate Insurance

July 20, 2012 in Economics, Government, Home

Insurance: A large group of people pooling their resources together in case of emergency. That’s similar to the description of government. So what’s the difference? When do we use government or leave it to the free market? We the people, pool our resources together to create a society that is [...]