With insights gained from original scholarship and an unusual breadth of experience in finance and government, Bill White distils practical lessons from the nation's five previous spikes in debt. America's Fiscal Constitution is an entertaining and objective guide for people trying to make sense of the current and most dangerous debt crisis.
We are bombarded every day with numbers that tell us how we are doing, whether the economy is growing or shrinking, whether the future looks bright or dim. Gross national product, balance of trade, unemployment, inflation, and consumer confidence guide our actions, yet few of us know where these numbers come from, what they mean, or why they rule our world.
Alan Blinder is an esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. He has written a major new book on this nation’s most recent financial crisis.
The Massachusetts Office of Labor and Workforce Development is holding a series of events and activities in November to help veterans find work. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
The Career Point Career Center in Holyoke would not normally be open on the Veterans Day holiday, but it opened its doors for two and a half hours Monday morning to host a job fair just for military veterans. David Gadaire, the executive director of Career Point says on a typical day they’ll see 40 to 50 veterans come into the local state employment office looking for work.