Economics

Missing the Economic Glory Year of...1979?

Middle-class wages are going extinct, and the paper's gloomy economics reporter Louis Uchitelle is on the case.

Unemployment, Mortgage Woes? It's All Milton Friedman's Fault

Economics reporter Peter Goodman: "Joblessness is growing. Millions of homes are sliding into foreclosure. The financial system continues to choke on the toxic leftovers of the mortgage crisis. ...

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 ...
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