Showing posts with label Glenn Hubbard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Glenn Hubbard. Show all posts

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday Potpourri

Here's a piece from a few weeks ago on voter rage.

Even newcomers swept into office in 2010 on an antigovernment tide worry that they could be just as easily swept out after only a two-year stay since they have become part of the government that much of the public seems to abhor.

I agree. The myth that the Tea Party is immune to voter outrage is effectively over with Congress's approval rating below 10 percent. In fact, one could argue that it's gotten worse. Will voters make them aware of this?

Here's one big reason why conservatives don't like Mitt Romney.

I use Mankiw quite a bit on here as sound source for fundamental economics. The fact that the Mittser is using him is one of a few reasons why I don't think he'd be a bad president. Yet the fact that he is using Glenn Hubbard certainly gives me pause. Hubbard (along with Tim Geithner) should not be allowed anywhere near our economy as they (along with many others) were responsible for the collapse of 2008. If you want to know what Hubbard's all about, check out this clip from Inside Job.

Here's something I found a while back that I thought was interesting.

Fareed Zakira has been saying the same thing on CNN for the past couple of years. I'm not sure if I agree given the issue of consumer spending and demand. If those tax cuts go away for most Americans, I think that will affect our growth without a doubt. So, Colbert's logic is a little off. But I do like this line!

America does not have a national debt problem, instead, the U.S. has a negative revenue problem.

Sing it, brother!