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  • February 13, 2018, Tuesday | International

    Donald Trump's $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan puts burden on states

    Financial priorities are crystallized in the new guidelines established by the White House

  • August 07, 2016, Sunday | Opinion

    Still quietly great

    US jobs lend some certainty in an uncertain world

  • March 13, 2016, Sunday | Opinion

    Martin Feldstein: Stopping America's federal debt explosion

    The fiscal deficit is the most serious long-term economic problem facing US policymakers

  • August 03, 2015, Monday | Opinion

    Martin Feldstein: US middle-class incomes stagnating?

    The challenge of raising the incomes of middle-class families has emerged as an important focus of the presidential election campaign in the United States. Everyone agrees that incomes at the top have surged ahead in recent decades, helped by ...

  • July 13, 2013, Saturday | International

    Pass the Bill!

    The Senate immigration Bill is the biggest pro-growth item on the agenda today

  • November 12, 2012, Monday | Opinion

    Millionaire sacrifice

    Who would argue with a US millionaire tax hike?

  • November 10, 2012, Saturday | Markets

    All you wanted to know about Fiscal Cliff

    The term “Fiscal Cliff” has become the darling of economists and financial analysts around the globe in the last few weeks. It is difficult to hear any discussion or read any column without a reference to the F-phrase. It is the latest ...

  • February 21, 2012, Tuesday | Opinion

    Daniel Gros: Answering attacks on austerity

    It would be dangerous for highly indebted Europe to abandon austerity measures now

  • August 25, 2011, Thursday | Economy & Policy

    US deficit estimated at $1.3 trillion

    The US budget deficit is projected to be $1.3 trillion in the year ending September 30, down from $1.4 trillion forecast in April because of curbs on federal spending, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said.

  • August 03, 2011, Wednesday | Opinion

    Disappearing trillion

    US deficit: Weak economic growth could swamp the first $917 billion of cuts included in the political deal struck to raise the U.S. debt ceiling. Friday's anemic GDP report casts doubt on the pact's deficit reduction figures. On a simple analysis, ...

  • April 01, 2010, Thursday | Opinion

    Productivity problems

    US productivity: Financial crises are too often followed by slow and meagre recoveries. It could happen in America, if business productivity slumps. The omens are not good, thanks to bad trends in innovation. Washington can help. While cutting ...

  • March 23, 2010, Tuesday | Opinion

    Buy now, pay later

    US healthcare: Healthcare reformers in Washington are asking America’s creditors to take a leap of faith. The plan is supposed to cut future budget shortfalls. But it depends on politicians following through on cuts and taxes, a deficit ...

  • February 04, 2010, Thursday | Opinion

    Cap-in-hand

    US budget: The probable demise of President Barack Obama's cap-and-trade plan for carbon emissions would be a much bigger fiscal failure than the implosion of healthcare reform. Taxing carbon was the hidden key to funding his administration's policy ...

  • February 03, 2010, Wednesday | Opinion

    Road to ruin

    US deficit: President Obama's 2011 budget underlines the depth of U.S. fiscal woes. By then, bailouts and stimulus outgoings will be all but over, recovery should be under way, and Obama's promised spending freezes should be in place. Yet the ...

  • October 08, 2009, Thursday | Economy & Policy

    US budget deficit touches $1.4 trn: represents 9.9% of GDP

    The US federal budget deficit has ballooned to a staggering $1.4 trillion, the highest since World War II, for the fiscal year 2009 as massive government spending and lower revenues widened the gap.

  • August 25, 2009, Tuesday | Economy & Policy

    US federal budget deficit to reach $1.6 trn in '09

    Reflecting the increased public expenditure to tackle the financial turmoil, the US Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has projected the federal deficit to touch $1.6 trillion in 2009, the highest since World War II.

  • June 21, 2009, Sunday | Economy & Policy

    US climate bill to cost $22 billion a year by 2020, says Congressional Budget Office

    A proposed “cap-and-trade” law to cut US greenhouse gas emissions would cost $22 billion a year by 2020, or $175 for every household, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said.

  • February 28, 2009, Saturday | Economy & Policy

    Obama deficit plan may rely on over-optimism

    President Barack Obama’s promise to slash a record deficit may rely on economic-growth projections for the coming years that are too optimistic.

  • January 16, 2009, Friday | Finance

    Trillion-dollar spree is road to ruin, not rally

    We are in the midst of a crisis caused by so many financial institutions borrowing too much money. Somehow, a critical mass of policy makers now believes that the correct response is for the US government to borrow too much money.