Insight & Thought Leadership on the Global Economy

When Mark Zandi talks, people listen. This fine book (Paying the Price) evaluates the policy responses to the financial crisis and the Great Recession in his usual authoritative and objective manner—a rare combination. You should read it. — Alan S. Blinder, Economics Professor, Princeton University, and former Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve

Monthly Archives: May 2012

Greece Could Decide Fate of U.S. Economy

[This article originally appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer May 27, 2012] Will Greece exit the eurozone? Hard to believe, but the answer to this question could determine the fate of the U.S. economy this year. Global investors have been driving … Continue reading

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Ed DeMarco Could Hasten End to Foreclosure Crisis by Allowing Debt Forgiveness

[This article originally appeared in the Washington Post May 10, 2012] As an example, consider an underwater homeowner who owes $150,000 on a home worth $100,000. With a 5 percent mortgage rate, his monthly payment is just over $1,000. With an earned … Continue reading

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