Archive for September, 2008

America’s Financial Crisis

The United States is facing the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. Financial institutions are failing, as is confidence in the financial system. U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson have testified that Congress must act immediately to bail out troubled financial institutions, or we could face a financial […]

September 30th, 2008 - By

Prices Are Signals

With all of the recent turmoil in the financial markets, the impact of hurricanes Ike and Gustav on gasoline prices in certain U.S. markets did not get the normal amount of attention it otherwise would have. Immediately following hurricane Ike, motorist Fred Hamilton paid $4.87 per gallon for regular unleaded at a gas station in […]

September 29th, 2008 - By

Thoughts from the 2008 World Ageing & Generations Congress

This is a guest post by Don Atwater, PhD, practitioner faculty of economics. It is a companion piece to Dr. Atwater’s GBR article, “Where Do Older Workers Go?” At the World Ageing & Generations Congress 2008 in Switzerland last month, I had the opportunity to talk to many people about older workers. John Martin, OECD Director […]

September 11th, 2008 - By