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- 16 March 2012
"Aging populations in America and Europe raise many economic concerns. A popular one is whether aging baby boomers will tank the stock market." Free Exchange
Christopher Matthews rounds up the reaction to Greg Smith's now infamous op-ed piece and asks whether it's an example of "brass-knuckled American capitalism, or evidence that the financial sector has lost its way?" TIME
Neil Munshi says rather than committing to bold reform, finance minister, Mukherjee Pranab played Santa Claus by "doling out gifts left and right," as he unveiled India's budget for the fiscal year. Beyond Brics
According to Ross DeVol, the relationship between high gas prices, consumer spending, business investment and Federal Reserve policy "is more complicated than most people give it credit for." The Atlanitc
Andrew Ross Sorkin: "Chief executives and bankers may make easy punching bags these days, but for every bad decision they make, there is often a lawyer who approves it – and most likely charges over $1,000 an hour for that brilliant advice." Weakonomics
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