Matthew Benjamin Archive

Redefining full employment

[Skip to the end] Not good. As suspected way back on this website: ‘Great Recession’ Will Redefine Full Employment as Jobs Vanish ...Read More

Summers says Obama to address mortgage payments

[Skip to the end] But not a full payroll tax holiday to stop removing $230 billion a week of income. From people and businesses struggling to meet their payments? Summers Says Obama Mortgage Plan to Focus on Lowering Payments by Rich Miller and Matthew Benjamin Feb 14 (Bloomberg) — The White House ...Read More

Bloomberg: Jason Furman now top dog for Obama

[Skip to the end] Obama Names Rubin Ally Furman to Economic Policy Post by Kim Chipman and Matthew Benjamin (Bloomberg) Barack Obama’s presidential campaign today named Jason Furman, who worked closely with former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, as economic policy director. Not a good sign – Ruben has the fundamental accounting identity ...Read More