With state officials scrutinizing the stimulus plan for funding they hope will revive regional economies, four business writers examine what the real impact may look like. Continue reading
The stimulus bill neared final approval in Congress Friday after weeks of tough debate. After a recap of the developments, Obama economic adviser Christina Romer discusses the plan. Continue reading
As Congress shapes the stimulus package, the debate rages on over what parts of the bill will be most effective in reviving the country’s ailing economy. Business reporters analyze the plan’s components. Continue reading
Question/Comment: Paul, please help me understand who is more correct when it comes to the multiplier as applied to tax cuts, versus increased government spending. Professor Greg Mankiw believes that the stimulus package should have more tax cuts, while Professor … Continue reading
Several U.S. companies reeling from the economic downturn announced a total of some 45,000 job cuts on Monday. Analysts assess what the employment situation signals about new government efforts to revive the economy. Continue reading
Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne and National Review Editor Ramesh Ponnuru discuss President-elect Obama’s mounting foreign policy concerns, the shape of the new Congress, and an emerging economic stimulus plan. Continue reading
On Monday’s NewsHour, Paul Solman examined whether big infrastructure projects, such as the one being considered by President-elect Barack Obama, are an effective way to create new jobs and stimulate the economy.
Some economists believe increasing government spending on infrastructure is the only way out of the nation’s economic crisis. Paul Solman reports on how infrastructure spending may be a crucial way to resuscitate the economy. Continue reading