Entering 2014, we face problems, including taxes and spending, that neither the White House nor Congress is addressing. In the following charts, we look at a few of the more alarming and intractable ones.
The average postwar U.S. expansion has lasted 58 months. In the midst of major policy dislocation in Congress and at the Fed, we are at month 52 of the current expansion, which began in June 2009. But we are running out of time – and luck.
Asset bubbles are funny things. You’re not sure something is in a bubble until it pops. But there are usually warning signs... keep an eye on these.
The real truth is the Fed will not end QE until consumer debt is once again dwarfed by the phony wealth created through asset bubbles.
In case you missed the searing waves of humiliating opprobrium blasted on famed economist Paul Krugman by British historian Niall Ferguson, we can give you a quick summary: It was awesome.
America's greatest passion-- for marginal technical tweaks in existing products-- lives on.
While Obamacare threatens to crush the regular economy with new burdensome regulations, homegrown tinkerers are hard at work manufacturing a brighter future.
Thank the government for its kindness and benevolence. After all, it’s for your own good.
Lehrman, a tireless advocate of the gold standard for the last four decades, cites the end of the Bretton Woods agreement, described by Lehrman as "the last vestige of monetary restraint" in 1971, as the beginning of runaway deficits in the U.S.
Every year, MSN Money puts together a list of the best states to do business in. You might notice some familiar themes.