Archive for December 16th, 2009

Higgs Is Just a Pessimist »

“Higgs is just a pessimist”—how often I’ve come across expressions of that sentiment during the past twenty-five years! In certain circles, I have become the butt of jokes—some good-natured, some not—by virtue of my alleged pessimism. Okay, maybe I am somewhat pessimistic. My wife, who is confident that she knows more about me than I know...
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Another $50 Billion Stimulus Rush? »

Fresh from his recent White House-sponsored jobs summit, President Obama is pushing a new economic stimulus plan intended to soften the pain of a 26-year-high unemployment rate that sees one in ten Americans out of work. Against all expectations, $200 billion of the money originally appropriated by Congress for bailing out financial institutions under...
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