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Amity Shlaes

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The problem with Obama's carrots and sticks plan

Feb 1, 2012
President Obama plans to build much of his election-year policy agenda around carrots and sticks. But commentator Amity Shlaes that plan could backfire.

For 2012, out with the new, in with the old

Dec 8, 2011
Voters in Iowa will head to the Republican caucus in a few weeks. On the ballot could be a trend that might define the election.

Don't blame the Fed

Oct 4, 2011
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before a congressional committee today about the economy, and what the Fed is doing to promote growth.

The politics of the budget

May 27, 2011
Frustrated by the annual budget ritual in D.C.? There's a law behind what some consider a maddening process.

Looking to President Coolidge for budgetary perspective

Apr 25, 2011
He's the not the first president that comes to mind as an economic pioneer. But Calvin Coolidge is worth a second look.