Category: Policy

Regulatory Czar Nominated

Posted by: John Carey on April 20

Cass Sunstein is an amazingly prolific and influential legal scholar. The subjects of his hundreds of articles and more than a dozen books range from constitutional law to animal rights….

Makeup of Obama Energy Team Signals Break with Bush

Posted by: Steve LeVine on December 15

In announcing his energy team, President-elect Barack Obama seemed to take a not-very-subtle swipe at the Bush administration. Obama did so in introducing Steven Chu, his designate for energy secretary,…

Obama’s Coming Energy and Environment Team

Posted by: John Carey on December 09

Coming soon are President-Elect Obama’s picks to head up crucial energy and environment posts. The Environmental Protection Agency will undergo a rousing revival after years of being quashed by the…

Those Who Throw Stones

Posted by: Steve LeVine on October 07

Robert Zoellick, the veteran Republican Party economic and foreign policy hand, says the new economic times demand a significant shakeup of global financial diplomacy. But the World Bank president’s suggestion…

Main Street’s view of the Bailout

Posted by: John Carey on September 26

While Washington and the presidential candidates wrangle over how to solve the financial crisis, many companies wish that the politicians would stop arguing and just get on with it. Here,…

Nobel Laureates Come out for Obama

Posted by: John Carey on September 25

Can 61 Nobel laureates help get Barack Obama elected? On Sept 25, these science luminaries released a letter saying that Obama is the best hope for “a visionary leader who…

Energy: Will Election Politcs Derail Policy?

Posted by: John Carey on September 12

A group of Senators is making a noble effort to craft a bipartisan comprehensive energy bill that includes both more drilling and extending tax breaks for renewable energy. The group…

Election 2008

Washington Bureau Chief Jane Sasseen and other BusinessWeek writers cover the run-up to the Nov. 4 presidential election, paying close attention to how the candidates will handle issues such as housing, the economy, unemployment, and immigration.

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