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A Greek Tragedy

05/31/2012

A Greek tragedy is unfolding in Europe. There is no question that Greece is largely to blame for its own recklessness. But Greece could also be a preview of things to come in America, unless this nation can get its act together. The country that gave us the Parthenon now owes $279 billion in new […]

Costly and Irritating Penny

04/05/2012

CBC reports that Canada will abolish the penny this fall, citing “low purchasing power and rising production costs.” The Canadian penny is now worth about 1/20th of its original purchasing power, leading Ottawa to describe it as a “burden to the economy.” Why can’t we do the same in the U.S.? In February 2009, CBS’ […]

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Reinventing America

01/23/2009

America faces serious challenges to maintain its storied status quo. Hurdles include a sinking economy, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the rising cost of education, global warming, a crumbling infrastructure and American workers with uncertain futures. Trendwatchers are more acutely aware of these issues than most, but they’re also more hopeful. They recognize that these […]