Articles Posted in the American Scene Category

  • Hamiltonicus

    Green Hornet or Mickey Mouse?*

    By Hamiltonicus Are you obsessed with Ben Bernanke yet? Is the U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman an unsung superhero, single-handedly saving the world as well as America from disastrous renewed recession? Or is he a foolish…

  • Bank-Check

    Bank Check

    By Hamiltonicus Everyone knows something’s got to be done about the banks. But what? Many focus on the ‘too big to fail’ problem, spotlighted harshly by the massive taxpayer bailouts of 2008. While it may…

  • Home-Economics

    Home Economics

    By Hamiltonicus  You could say housing is the beginning, middle and end of current U.S. economic woes.  The credit freeze touching off the 2008-09 recession stemmed largely from a mania for ‘subprime’ mortgage lending to…

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    Election of Evasions

    By Hamiltonicus Americans go to the polls in early November, exercising their right to choose which party is less clueless and evasive.  Domestic economic issues, where party differences are stark, will drive the results even…

  • indika

    Fed Up?

    By Hamiltonicus OK, you’re the Fed: what do you try next?  Specifically, do you launch phase III of ‘quantitative easing’ (QE3) to stimulate more robust recovery with the risk of touching off damaging inflation?  It need…