Tag: economy

Personal Liberty Issue Update: How the Candidates Define Liberty

You’ll often hear the words “freedom” and “liberty” thrown around in the Presidential campaign. What those words mean to each candidate, though, differs greatly. Here’s a quick look.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Personal Liberty, Issue Updates

Americans Trash Environment In Poll

An early-March Gallup poll asked Americans which was more important: developing energy supplies even at a further detriment to the environment or protecting the environment even at the cost of limiting energy supplies? Fifty percent of those polled favored securing energy supplies from gas, oil, and coal, the highest percentage Gallup has seen in 10…

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change

Move Your Money (If You Have Any)

Arianna Huffington thinks we should move our money out of the six banks that hold 60% of our gross domestic product – Bank of America, J. P. Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Wachovia, Wells Fargo, U.S. BC – and into small local banks or credit unions. Assuming you have any to move. Huffington’s Move Your Money movement…

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

The State Of The State Of The Union

Tonight at 9 p.m. EST, President Obama will deliver his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. The president will cover terrorism, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the relief efforts in Haiti, but the bulk of his speech will focus on the economy, job creation, and the needs…

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Government Sachs

  Today’s required reading would be this very long London Times profile of Goldman Sachs and its CEO, Lloyd Blankfein. Ominously titled, “I’m doing ‘God’s work’. Meet Mr Goldman Sachs,” the feature takes readers into the inner sanctum of the company Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi described as, “a great vampire squid wrapped around the face…

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Interest Rates on Student Loans Drop

Beginning July 1st, the first phase of largest college aid expansion in six decades kicks in, according to a release sent out from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. This was part of the number of bills pushed through Congress in 2006 when the New Direction Congress rolled into town. In efforts to help middle class…