Tag Archives: Let’s look at the issues

Let’s Look at the Issues: Consumer spending

What does Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman have to say about the recent decline in consumer spending? Let’s take a look at his perspective and prescription, from the New York Times:

The long-feared capitulation of American consumers has arrived. According to Thursday’s G.D.P. report, real consumer spending fell at an annual rate of 3.1 percent in the third quarter; real spending on durable goods (stuff like cars and TVs) fell at an annual rate of 14 percent.

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Let’s look at the issues: The War on Terror

Tonight, I will begin a series of posts entitled “Let’s look at the issues.” These will attempt to stay away from the superficial and divisive aspects of electioneering. They will hopefully offer readers a perspective on important issues at stake in this election, with background, candidate positions, and various opinions on the issues. Real problems facing our nation, and their solutions, are what an election should be about, after all.… Read more ...