Debates by Category: The Economy

March 25, 2011

Forget the Economy. Hire Now

Instead of waiting until the economy strengthens further, employers should fill positions new and old now, before the talent war reignites. Pro or con?

December 10, 2010

Too Many Accolades for Small Business

Small business gets more credit than it deserves for creating new jobs and stimulating economic growth during the recovery. Pro or con?

November 5, 2009

Low-Income Women: Get Married

Poor women should be encouraged to marry as a route out of poverty and away from other social and economic problems. Pro or con?

October 8, 2009

The World Economy: Headed North

The global recession is over. Pro or con?

July 30, 2009

Recession Economy? On Its Way Out

There’s reason to be optimistic about the U.S. economy. Pro or con?

May 20, 2009

Government: Stay out of the Economy

The current expansion of government intervention is going to undermine economic growth. Pro or con?

April 2, 2009

The Economy Needs Ayn Rand

Author Ayn Rand’s philosophy of rational self-interest is more relevant today—amid the flurry of government bailouts—than ever. Pro or con?

March 19, 2009

AIG Execs: Hand Back the $165 Million

Owing to the poor management that has created its need for multiple government bailouts totaling in excess of $170 billion, AIG should compel its executives to give back their bonuses. Pro or con?

February 11, 2009

Let CEOs Make Do with $500,000

President Obama’s proposed salary restrictions for banking executives are a good idea for all of Corporate America. Pro or con?

November 16, 2008

Bring on U.S. Economic Stimulus Package, Part II

The U.S. needs a second economic stimulus package to help struggling Americans and invigorate the economy by putting more money into circulation. Pro or con?

October 21, 2008

The Economy Needs Retail Therapy

Consumers in the U.S. should spend money to stimulate the economy and help it recover from the financial meltdown. Pro or con?

October 16, 2008

U.S. Economy: Years of Hardship Ahead

Even with the bailout package, the U.S. economy is in for years of recession and stagnation. Pro or con?

April 19, 2008

Unemployment Checks: Keep ‘Em Coming

The U.S. government should stimulate the economy by extending unemployment benefits past the traditional six months. Pro or con?

December 3, 2007

Social Security Is Solid

Despite talk of a need for privatization, the U.S. government program still does the job and requires only modest tweaks: Pro or con?

February 13, 2007

U.S. Trade Policy Needs Revamping

A string of record trade deficits — including 2006’s — serves as a plaintive plea for Congress to adopt new policies

February 11, 2007

Income: Too Many Degrees of Separation

The U.S. government should take steps to address the widening income gap, as the top tier of Americans gain additional wealth while those on the lower rungs stagnate or lose ground

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