Economy Dec 01

Is crumbling infrastructure inhibiting American productivity?

In recent decades, American productivity growth has slowed. Yale University's Jacob Hacker has a possible explanation: the country’s outdated and deteriorating infrastructure. Hacker, co-author of “American Amnesia,” argues the U.S. has forgotten the role government plays in engineering prosperity, and…

Politics Mar 11

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Obama Signs Spending Bill Despite Earmarks

President Obama has signed a $410 billion spending bill that will keep the federal government running through September, despite the fact that the bill contains the kind of earmarks he decried on the campaign trail.

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