Monthly Archives: January 2010

Tire Pressure Gauges Then and Jobs Now?

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa Much had been said simplistically in the 2008 election campaign. John McCain’s energy policy was ‘drill baby drill’. Barack Obama’s response was ‘check your tire pressure’. I remember it all too well, having signed … Continue reading

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The Coming Generational Shift

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa With the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and the Voting Rights Acts in 1965, 100 years of post-Civil War tumult had been consummated in the law of the land to complete … Continue reading

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The Road Ahead for the Fed

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa Both the reasoned debate and the clamor over the re-confirmation of the Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke are now settling down. The focus is quite appropriately shifting to the work of the Fed. As the … Continue reading

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The Politics of the American Economic Outlook

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa ‘The lost decade’ was the phrase used by the President of the United States to describe the Bush years for the average American. But he hasn’t seen nothin’ yet. That decade may be yet … Continue reading

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Is the Economy Out of the Woods Yet?

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa The latest gross domestic product (GDP) data release for the final three months of 2009 by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is both encouraging and tentative despite the large positive difference of about … Continue reading

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Public-Private Partnership?

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa The United States Congress voted earlier in the day, on the day after the President’s State of the Union address, as expected because it was a Hobson’s Choice, to raise the national debt ceiling … Continue reading

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The State of the Union: A Reply to POTUS

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa The President of the United States has had a difficult year. And it showed yesterday, albeit in a masterful speech which appeared to want to turn the critique into an opportunity for genuine change. … Continue reading

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