Rick Newman

August 2011


5 Economically Illiterate Campaign Themes

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Say whatever you want. The voters will never know you're fooling them.

That seems to be the attitude of several presidential candidates who either don't feel like boning up on basic economics, or know they're spreading fairy dust but don't particularly care. The economy, of course, is issue Nos. 1,

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TAGS:
tea party
Federal Reserve
recession
gas prices
oil
economy
Paul, Ron
Bachmann, Michele
2012 presidential election

Who Will Benefit From the Slowing Economy

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It's bad news for many Americans — but not for everybody.

The economy has hit the skids recently, with a sharp slowdown in growth triggering anxious flashbacks to 2008 and reviving fears of a double-dip recession. Economists have been slashing their forecasts for the remainder of 2011 and for 2012,

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TAGS:
economy
deficit and national debt
unemployment
Republican Party
2012 presidential election
Obama, Barack
housing market
shopping

Why Recession Fears Are Overblown

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The economy stinks. Are you surprised?

If you've been expecting the magical return of easy prosperity, then you have reason to be alarmed right now. Economic growth has been so weak this year that many economists fear we've hit "stall speed," at which the economy can't grow on its own and stagnation ...

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TAGS:
economy

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