Economy & Politics Archive
When politics are sound and efficient, strong economies usually follow. But when they’re chaotic and ineffective, economic growth is constrained. Conversely, economic downturns often lead to political upheaval, while times of strong economic growth foster political stability.
For a perfect example, just consider how political incompetence factored into the global economic meltdown of 2008. And then look at the political turmoil that followed as a result. We’re still suffering the consequences. The stories below explore this complex relationship.
By Louis Basenese - Jun 11th, 2013
As a government whistleblower exposes the shocking extent of federal snooping on Americans, a new cyber security budget proposal underlines the mission against terrorism – and bodes well for one company. More »
By Louis Basenese - Jun 7th, 2013
Investors need to get a grip. Unless you’re Bernie Madoff, there’s no such thing as investing without volatility. More »
By Louis Basenese - Jun 6th, 2013
Don’t be so desperate for yield that you blindly accept investment advice. No matter how reputable the source appears to be. More »
By Louis Basenese - May 31st, 2013
We have irrefutable proof that the government is standing in the way of small business growth. More »
By Louis Basenese - May 24th, 2013
Here’s fresh proof that you shouldn’t let your money anywhere near these overrated traders… Bernanke’s bottom-fishing… and this week’s most heinous lie. More »
By Louis Basenese - May 23rd, 2013
I scored an exclusive interview with two people that have unique insights into an aspect of life that impacts every last one of us - food safety. More »