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The Bear's Lair: Life after Greenspan

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Speculation has begun on the successor to Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, due to leave office when his 14-year term as Federal Reserve Board member end
MARTIN HUTCHINSON

The Bear's Lair: The monster awakes

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- May import prices for the United States, announced Thursday, were up 1.6 percent over April. While that's a freak number caused by the oil price spike, the over
MARTIN HUTCHINSON

Global View: Reaganomics

TEQUISQUIAPAN, Mexico, June 11 (UPI) -- "I knew the program was succeeeding when they stopped calling it Reaganomics. (Laughter.) Today the American expansion is in its 34th consecutive month, and acr
IAN CAMPBELL

Economist de Soto wins Friedman Prize

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- Peruvian economist and author Hernando de Soto is the winner of this year's $500,000 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty.

Critics: Health savings accounts flawed

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Health savings accounts, hailed by conservatives as a way to reduce healthcare costs and make consumers more thrifty by requiring them to spend their own money upfront, instead could result in people foregoing necessary medical treatment, critics say.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

The Bear's Lair: Can they be dumb again?-I

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- "FDR's folly" (Jim Powell, Crown Forum, $27.50) demonstrates, by use of economic rather than political analysis, that the majority of New Deal policies (and of president Herbert Hoover's economic policies) were counterproductive, and prolonged the Great D
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2003 with 153 to follow.
By United Press International

Think tanks wrap-up II

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

Think tanks wrap-up-1

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

Analysis: Deflated Greenspan

"The probability of an unwelcome substantial fall in inflation, though minor, exceeds that of a pickup in inflation."
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

Think tanks wrap-up II

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

The Bottom Line: 'Covering EUR Shorts'

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- Earlier this year, "The Bottom Line" took a skeptical look at the process of European Union expansion and wondered aloud whether investors might not be better off putting their money around and outside the EU than in it.
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, Special to UPI

Think tanks wrap-up II

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

UPI's Capital Comment for Feb. 28, 2003

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press

Profile: The world of Allan Meltzer

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Given the breadth and substance of Allan Meltzer's contribution to economics, his claim to have invented a new variety of the discipline isn't far from the truth.
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks.

Global View: 2003, another fine mess

QUERETARO, Mexico, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- "Here's another fine mess you've gotten me into," Oliver Hardy was wont to say to Stan Laurel. In 2003 the high hopes a new year brings are likely swiftly to gi
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

Idea to consider: Human capital contracts

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Human capital contracts -- a novel but untested type of instrument for financing higher education -- could help attract more private money to the college financing sector and fill in existing gaps there, according to a recent paper from the libertarian Ca

Global View: U.S. ship lost in a storm

It was the perfect storm, the meteorologist said, a cold front in New England, high pressure in Canada, deep low-pressure off the coast of Nova Scotia, and, out in the Atlantic, the remnants of a hurricane. U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and White H
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

Analysis: Fed's Dr. Alan's last big dose

The patient is ailing, even after plenty of medicine. What should we do? The committee of doctors met Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington, D.C. and decided that the only thing for it was more medicine, another big dose, which would surely be enough. Was
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

Analysis: How countries should go bankrupt

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The Cato Institute's 20th annual monetary conference, in New York Thursday, looked in detail at the two proposals outstanding for country bankruptcy. Former Citicorp Chairman Walter Wriston's famous remark, after the 1982 Mexico crisis that "countries don
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks.

Economic freedom still rising worldwide

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Despite the continuing drumbeat of short-term bad news about the U.S. economy, its prospects are actually better than ever because economic freedom continues to flourish around the world, according to an influential Washington think tank.
ERIC BADERTSCHER, for United Press International

Hot Buttons: Talk show topics

Heat waves kill more people in the United States than all of the other natural disasters combined, but while more than 400 Americans die from heat-related illnesses in a typical year, it almost ignored by the media, according to Slate.com.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

What U.S. newspapers are saying

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on issues of international interest.
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