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Why We Need A Stronger Volcker Rule

play_alt icon Video Jennifer Erickson explains what the Volcker Rule is and why it needs to be strengthened to prevent banks from taking risky investments with taxpayer dollars.

by Jennifer Erickson | Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Volcker Rule Must Be Strengthened

Travis Waldron parses the evidence of why risky proprietary trading is the root of the bank’s big loss, something taxpayer-insured bank deposits should not be backstopping.

by Travis Waldron | Monday, May 21, 2012

5 Myths and Realities About U.S.-China Solar Trade Competition

Melanie Hart and Kate Gordon present the reasons why the United States needs to display a steady hand in its solar trade dispute with China.

by Melanie Hart and Kate Gordon | Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Japan’s Inclusion Makes the Trans-Pacific Partnership a Big Opportunity

A regional trade agreement being hammered out this week in Dallas could lead to improved trade between the United States and Japan once they get over a few hurdles, write Jordan Bernhardt and Sabina Dewan.

by Jordan Bernhardt and Sabina Dewan | Tuesday, May 8, 2012

French Progressive Victory Good For Economic Growth

Matt Browne details why the new socialist leader will focus on job creation and European-wide growth instead of austerity to cope with recessions and budget deficits.

by Matt Browne | Monday, May 7, 2012

Filling in the Gaps in Our Trade Intelligence

Sabina Dewan says that a new trade enforcement office and possible crackdown on China solar panel subsidies don’t address the root of the problem.

by Sabina Dewan | Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Forging a Progressive Anglo-American Special Relationship

Matt Browne sets the state visit by the conservative British leader in the context of wider transatlantic progressive values.

by Matt Browne | Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Streamlining the Business and Government Interface

Sean Pool explains why the new Business USA portal is a key first step in bringing scattered federal programs together in one place to be more effective and efficient in helping business.

by Sean Pool | Thursday, February 23, 2012

Getting State-Owned Enterprises Right in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Sabina Dewan details why state-owned enterprises need to operate just like any other business in this proposed free trade region and suggests ways to make that happen.

by Sabina Dewan | Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Importance of a Homeowner Bill of Rights

Peter Swire and Jordan Eizenga detail how proposed rules for increased transparency in the servicing of mortgages will benefit all involved.

by Peter Swire and Jordan Eizenga | Friday, February 17, 2012

Big Ideas for Small Business: BusinessUSA

Kristina Costa explains how BusinessUSA can pull together hard-to-find, useful information on the dozens of government programs designed to help small-business owners.

by Kristina Costa | Thursday, January 19, 2012

Big Ideas for Small Business: The CDFI Bond Guarantee Program

Jordan Eizenga explains why the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program would be good for small business.

by Jordan Eizenga | Thursday, December 22, 2011

Big Ideas for Small Business: Target Government Assistance Toward Innovative Startups

Small startup companies are proven job creators, yet current government assistance doesn’t reach them effectively and efficiently, write Ed Paisley and Sean Pool.

by Ed Paisley and Sean Pool | Thursday, December 15, 2011

Big Ideas for Small Business: The American Jobs Act

Heather Boushey details why President Obama’s jobs legislation would help small businesses in ways that enjoyed bipartisan support not too long ago.

by Heather Boushey | Thursday, December 8, 2011

5 Terrible, No-Good, Very Bad Things About the REINS Act

Kristina Costa shows how the anti-regulation REINS Act would turn a regulatory process driven by scientific expertise, industry input, and careful cost-benefit analysis into a political circus.

by Kristina Costa | Tuesday, December 6, 2011