Economic Intelligence

March 2013


South Korea’s "DarkSeoul" Attack Highlights Challenges for Cybersecurity

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Hans Brechbühl is executive director of the Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies and an adjunct associate professor at the Tuck School of Business. M. Eric Johnson is faculty director of the Center and associate dean of the MBA program at Tuck.

ATMs stopped dispensing cash. Computer ...

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economy
cybersecurity
China
national security
South Korea
banking

The Army Corps of Engineers Excels at Wasting Money

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Ryan Alexander is the president of Taxpayers for Common Sense.

As budget watchdogs, we know that some federal agencies are more wasteful than others in almost every sense. For nearly two centuries, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been one of those agencies that seems to excel at wasting ...

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TAGS:
economy
Army Corps of Engineers
floods
natural disasters
Hurricane Sandy
Congress
deficit and national debt

The Murray Budget, Like Simpson-Bowles, Is a Responsible, Centrist Plan

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Chad Stone is chief economist at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Pundits depict the contrasting budgets of House Budget Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Budget Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) as mere statements of their respective parties' wish lists. But, in fact, the Murray budget—like ...

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economy
deficit and national debt
federal budget
Congress
Murray, Patty
Bowles, Erskine
Simpson , Alan
Ryan, Paul
Obama, Barack
Democratic Party
Republican Party

Paul Ryan and the GOP's 'Good Cop/Bad Cop' Deficit Strategy

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David Brodwin is a cofounder and board member of American Sustainable Business Council. Follow him on Twitter at @davidbrodwin.

President Obama and Rep. Paul Ryan stalk each other, each seeking advantage in the epic negotiations over taxes and spending driven by deficit worries. Obama launched a ...

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politics
Obama, Barack
economy
deficit and national debt
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Congress
Ryan, Paul

The Smoke and Mirrors of the Congressional Budget Process

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Ryan Alexander is the president of Taxpayers for Common Sense.

This week budget committees in both the House of Representatives and the Senate will be considering budget proposals for Fiscal Year 2014. Even though we haven't seen the president's budget request for FY2014 and Washington hasn't even ...

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TAGS:
politics
Ryan, Paul
Murray, Patty
economy
federal budget
Congress
Republican Party
Democratic Party