Washington Has a Revenue Problem

by Paul Kasriel, The Econtrarian, former Chief Economist, The Northern Trust Company Republicans want to cut government expenditures by “reforming” entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare. In the past, this has been anathema (I have always wanted to use this word) to Democrats. But what if after a token protest by the Democrats to …

Festivus Stocking Health

Belated Lumps of Coal for Those with Stockings Still Hanging by Paul Kasriel, The Econtrarian, former Chief Economist, The Northern Trust Company 2012 Festivus Stocking Stuffers Since I retired at the end of April, I have been having a lot of problems with you people. So, as Festivus is nearly upon us, it is time …

The Great Debate – Is Obama the Cause of the Slow Recovery?

The Great Debate© presents two differing views on the critical factors effecting a slow recovery. One view is from Michael Boskin, Stanford University and The Hoover Institution and a second view is from Paul Kasriel of Northern Trust.