James Pethokoukis

U.S. economy still starved for credit

June 21, 2010

So says Paul Kasriel of Northern Trust: “I consider this financial sector net credit contraction the major headwind for the economy, preventing a more normal robust cyclical recovery.”

How to grow the U.S. economy

June 21, 2010

Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical, has some ideas, which he outlines in a USA Today op-ed. Here is an excerpt followed by my take:

Washington and Beijing’s new yuan policy

June 21, 2010

What does China’s new currency policy mean in terms of efforts in Congress to pass an anti-China currency bill?  Here is some of what some smart people told me. First Gary Hufbauer of the Peterson Institute for International Economics:

Rahm Emanuel headed back to Chicago?

June 21, 2010

That is the implication of this UK story about the White House chief of staff. But Marc Ambinder is dubious: