What Lessons Has The Economy Learned From 2008? Apparently None.

The systemic risks of financial institutions haven’t changed much since 2008.

Ben Bernanke: GOP Spending Cuts Will Not Harm Economic Growth

Speaking before Congress yesterday, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke debunked the assertion that the GOP’s relatively modest $61 billion spending cut package would significantly harm economic growth.

Alec Baldwin Faces Tax Charges

Actor Alec Baldwin is among hundreds being targeted by New York City for tax evasion. Is it reasonable to have to prove where you live?

Sarah Palin On Iran: Speak Loudly And That’s About It

Sarah Palin waded into the foreign policy pool today with a piece about Iran, and it was about as empty as most of the other ideas on Iran that we’ve heard over the last six years or so from everyone else.

Feds Force Bank to Remove ‘Merry Christmas’ Sign

Fed examiners made a bank take down a “Merry Christmas, God With Us” sign. Then the “system” kicked in.

Peter Orszag and the Corruption Inherent in the System

Peter Orszag, President Obama’s first budget director, is headed to Citigroup and a multimillion dollar salary.

Electronic Money Coming to a Bank Near You

Citibank is helping the US catch up to the rest of the world with free, easy wire transfers.

Geithner Briefed Jon Stewart

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner held a private, off-the-record meeting in comedian Jon Stewart’s office back in April. Speculation abounds.

National Republicans Abandoning Joe Miller?

National Republicans are reportedly abandoning Joe Miller’s Senate campaign at the last minute out of fear that only Lisa Murkowski can stop Alaska’s Senate seat from falling into Democratic hands. That could have a serious impact down the road for relations between inside-the-beltway Republicans and the Tea Party.

Elites: Americans But Not Of America?

Charles Murray argues that the Tea Party is right to complain about out-of-touch elites.

America’s Economic Model a Joke?

Paul Krugman argues that recent economic crises demonstrate that America has failed at corporate governance, banking, and the rule of law.

Chinese Currency Manipulation

There isn’t much doubt that China is manipulating its currency for competitive advantage. What can be done about it?

Murkowski v. Miller Standoff Continues In Alaska

Up in Alaska, Lisa Murkowski and Joe Miller remain deadlocked and waiting for a vote count that could take two weeks to complete. In the meantime, though, the Senator is already considering other options for getting on the November ballot.

Christina Romer Leaving White House

Council of Economic Advisors chair Christina Romer becomes the latest senior official to leave the Obama White House.

David Stockman’s Scathing Indictment Of GOP Fiscal Policy

Twenty-five years after retiring as President Reagan’s Budget Director, David Stockman is back with a scathing indictment of Republican fiscal policies over the past four decades.

USA Wealthiest Major Country

The US standard of living is not only growing but its lead over Europe and Japan is growing.

So Much For The Summer Of Recovery

There are further signs that the economy will remain anemic through the end of 2010, if not longer.

More Politics 101 for Rand Paul (and his Supporters)

More Politics 101 for Rand Paul.

Move Your Money — Or Not

Britain Ending Checks

What About Iran?

9/12 Protests