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  • President Obama: The Economy versus Climate Change

    While President Obama makes strides towards dealing with the issue of climate change, many prefer that he focus on fixing the recession first. Republicans like Rush Limbaugh have been quite vocal about it but other political figures like Tony Blair say that climate change must not fall victim to the recession. Can President Obama realistically […] More

  • Japan Keeps Company With America In More Ways Than One

    While the U.S. is fretting and fuming, Japan seems to have its own share of problems. The Japanese economy has been relatively insulated from the collapse of the U.S. credit and housing markets that precipitated the global crisis but the truth is that it faces its worst economic crisis since World War Two. More

  • 2008….Cause For Inspiration? The Economic Year In Review

    2008 – what a year! As we get ready to draw the curtains on one of the most unsettling economic years in history, we the writers of the Inspired Economist are still wondering… was this year one that has left our battered economy begging for inspiration? Or have the sustainable events of 2008 spearheaded the initiation of what we believe is truly an Inspired Economy?

    2008 was about the $700 billion bailout. Foreclosures. The plummeting stock market. As the year came to a close, the nation’s economic turmoil battled with the presidential election. But it was also a time when new businesses were born into what appears to be an unprecedented sustainability boom. When energy, economy and environment have taken on a new and inter-dependent definition. More

  • How Alan Greenspan Tricked America

    Mr. Greenspan quiets the crowd and lowers his voice solemnly. “Now I shall perform the grand finale of the evening. Mr. America if you would be so kind as to allow me your services for one final trick?” Mr. America steps back onto the stage, flushed with excitement, the one hundred dollar bill remains in the box. More