Archive for March, 2007

Memo to Fed: Cut Rates, then Reform Policy

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

The US economy is showing signs of a potentially rapid deceleration. In particular, there is accumulating evidence that the housing sector slowdown may be becoming a meltdown. In many areas house prices are falling, house sales are down nationally, and mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures are rising - especially in the sub-prime market. This has caused tremors in broader financial markets. The only good news is employment and wages continue growing, but labor markets conditions are also widely viewed as a lagging indicator. (more…)

Abandoning America: Corporate Foreign Direct Investment

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

In recent years outward foreign direct investment (FDI) by US corporations to other countries has been increasing rapidly, while inward FDI by foreign corporations into the US has been trending down. Since investment in the US is critical for future economic prosperity, these patterns are troubling and provide evidence of how globalization and flawed policy are encouraging corporations to abandon America. (more…)