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    National Marriage Week: Marriage’s Economic Divide

    One of the greatest drivers of poverty in the United States is the breakdown of marriage. Eighty percent of all long-term poverty occurs in single-parent homes, over 70 percent of poor families are headed by a single parent, and children in single-parent families are approximately five times more likely to … More

    Is the U.S. Economy in a “Liquidity Trap”?

    Popular economics suggests that economic activity results from a circular flow of money in the economy: One person’s spending is a second person’s income, and the second person’s spending is a third person’s income, and so on. According to this theory, recessions occur because psychological factors cause individuals to increase … More

    Even Krugman Agrees--Economy in a Dead-Cat-Bounce Recovery

    Despite a recent spate of good economic data, including last week’s jobs report, the U.S. economy remains deeply depressed. Don’t take my word for it. That’s how Paul Krugman, leftist econo-pundit extraordinaire, describes the economy. In a recent column in The New York Times, he wrote, “our economy remains deeply … More

    Time for a Georgia-U.S. Free Trade Agreement

    President Obama and President of the Republic of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili recently announced that the two countries should start free-trade negotiations. Let’s hope both presidents are serious. Presidents Obama and Saakashvili should instruct the appropriate government agencies to expedite preparation of the agreement. The most recentU.S.trade agreements, with Colombia, Panama, … More

    Morning Bell: Job Growth Should Be Stronger

    The Obama Administration and the nation have cause to breathe a sign of relief as today’s monthly jobs report shows 243,000 jobs were created in January. Those numbers are of course good news, another positive sign of recovery, and another clear indication of the enduring strength of the American economy … More

    Businesses Blame Drilling Slowdown for Loss of Jobs, Revenue

    More than 15 months after the Obama administration lifted its ban on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, oil and gas supply and service companies report they are suffering significant financial hardships from the government’s actions. The moratorium — as well as the slow pace of permitting that followed … More

    Live at Noon: Senator Jim DeMint at Heritage

    Join us live at Noon Eastern as U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) speaks at The Heritage Foundation Bloggers’ Briefing. Senator DeMint will discuss his book, “Now or Never: Saving America from Economic Collapse.” Watch live streaming video from heritagefoundation at livestream.com

    Online Chat about Obama's Economic Policies

    President Obama unveiled a long list of economic policies during the State of the Union address that he wanted Congress to focus on this year. Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat. We are joined by Bill Beach, Heritage’s Director of the Center for … More

    Mr. President: “We Can’t Wait” for the FY 2013 Budget

    President Obama will release his annual budget proposal late yet again. Choosing the date is not merely a convention. By law, the President must release the budget by the first Monday in February, which falls on February 6 this year. Yet yesterday the Administration announced it will release its fiscal … More

    Treasury Right to Reject Additional Funds for IMF

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde has been talking up the need for greatly expanded resources to bail out ailing European economies. European nations have offered to channel about $200 billion of their own funds to themselves through the IMF (a kind of gentleman’s money-laundering to avoid restrictions in their own … More