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  • Mar 08, 2008

    Valuing the Dollar

    When I was president of the Dallas Fed, Alan Greenspan wouldn't let me, or other members of the Federal Open Market Committee (including himself), talk about the dollar. The dollar was so sacred, or so fragile, that only Treasury secretaries were allowed to discuss it -- but convention silenced them too.

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  • Feb 23, 2008

    Markets and Medicare

    Rarely in Washington does the president get to propose legislation that Congress is required to fast track. Such an opportunity exists right now, and it pertains to the most serious domestic policy problem this country faces: the rising costs of Medicare.

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  • Feb 07, 2008

    Policies that Work for Working Folks

    Between 1950 and 2000, the labor force participation rate of women between 25 and 55 years of age more than doubled. Today, more than 75 percent of these women are in the labor market. Less than 12 percent of mothers with children under age 6 were in the labor force in 1950. Today, more than 60 percent work outside the home.

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  • Dec 20, 2007

    Build new tax tier

    Proposals to patch the alternative minimum tax by raising taxes on private equity partnerships don't consider the discouraging and harmful effects on productive economic behavior ("Bush to House: Fix alternative minimum tax," USATODAY.com, Dec. 8).

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  • Dec 08, 2007

    Time for the Medicare muddle

    San Antonio retiree Larry Marley spent hours comparing his Medicare coverage options for 2008.

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