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Viewsroom: Republican convention, Tesla, banks

July 22, 2016

The confab to anoint Donald Trump the GOP presidential candidate is full of controversy, but short on business support and cogent financial policy. Tesla boss Elon Musk unveils his master plan, to underwhelming response. And there are silver linings to recent ho-hum bank results.

Republicans find Hillary easier mark than economy

By Rob Cox
July 20, 2016

The GOP convention day devoted to jobs was spent bashing the Democratic rival instead. Low unemployment makes important caveats harder to knock. America is also in a healthy state relative to the world. Voters prefer Trump on economic matters but he is struggling on substance.

Cox: Cruz capitalism gives off a whiff of cronyism

By Rob Cox
January 14, 2016

U.S. presidential wannabe Ted Cruz has attacked bank bailouts and special-interest policies, from Ex-Im Bank to ethanol subsidies. Now he concedes he used a Goldman Sachs loan to fund a 2012 Senate campaign and didn’t disclose it. It bruises his carefully crafted populist image.

White House wannabes give Wall Street much to fear

November 11, 2015

The fourth GOP presidential debate unleashed many fanciful notions about the financial crisis and its aftermath. Ben Carson blamed stock buybacks, Jeb Bush botched bank capital and Ted Cruz flubbed monetary policy. It’s modern history whose lessons are too dangerous to repeat.

Europe unrecognizable from U.S. Republican rhetoric

April 3, 2012

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum accuse Obama of leading America to “European-style socialism.” The pejorative works to a point but conveniently overlooks German trade surpluses, Dutch unemployment and Polish growth. GOP hopefuls might aspire to some of the continent’s achievements.

No consensus on higher taxes, sorry

October 7, 2009

Republicans and conservatives -- although the two are not one and the same -- need to face up to economic reality and embrace higher taxes. At least that's the argument being made by supporters of the Obama administration, a view crystallized in today's column by David Leonhardt of The New York Times.