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Condoleezza Rice on Her Worst Year—and the Iraq Surge | BusinessWeek

November 3, 2011

... I came to the conclusion that I'd support it. It would have been easier to just go along with the surge from the beginning. I'm glad I didn't. By the time we undertook the decision to go forward, it was a better decision. — As told to Romesh Ratnesar.

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China vs. the U.S.: The Case for Second Place

  • By
  • Charles Kenny,
  • New America Foundation
October 13, 2011 |

It is now a foregone conclusion that China’s economy will become the biggest in the world sometime very soon. According to the World Bank, the size of China’s economy is $10.1 trillion, compared with $14.6 trillion for the U.S., based on purchasing power parity (which adjusts exchange rates to account for the different prices people pay for goods and services across countries). But China is narrowing the gap in a hurry. Over the past 10 years, the annual real growth of China’s gross domestic product averaged 10.5 percent, compared with 1.7 percent in the U.S.

Merck, Gilmartin, Vioxx—and Drucker | BusinessWeek

October 7, 2011

But as Shannon Brownlee reported in her book Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer: “The company sold billions of dollars' worth of Vioxx over the four and a half years the drug was on the market, most of it after worries ...

Rethinking the Boosterism About Small Business

  • By
  • Charles Kenny,
  • New America Foundation
September 29, 2011 |

With more than 14 million Americans out of work and the U.S. facing the prospect of a double-dip recession, it’s heartening to know that Democrats and Republicans agree on at least one way to kick-start growth: support small business. “Everyone here knows that small businesses are where most new jobs begin,” President Barack Obama said in his Sept. 8 address to Congress, unveiling a $447 billion jobs bill.

Camp Says Congress Should Consider Revenue from Tax Overhaul | BusinessWeek

September 21, 2011

He made the comments at a forum sponsored by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a non-partisan group that educates the public on fiscal issues. John Buckley, a former House Democratic tax aide, said including growth effects could raise ...

Bloomberg View: The Supercommittee's Common Ground; Europe, Centralize Now! | BusinessWeek

September 15, 2011

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, part of the New America Foundation, an independent, nonpartisan policy institute, recently outlined 40-plus proposals from House Republicans and various bipartisan panels, including the deficit commission ...

It’s Time to Rethink Counterterrorism Spending

  • By
  • Romesh Ratnesar,
  • New America Foundation
September 7, 2011 |

Judged solely on outcomes, the decade-long war on terrorism has been a rousing success. Al Qaeda has been chased out of Afghanistan and Iraq. Its leader and most of his lieutenants are either captured or dead. The organization is on the brink of “strategic defeat,” according to both the U.S. Defense Secretary and the director of the CIA. Across the Middle East, support for jihadist violence has plummeted. Since Sept. 11, 2001, al Qaeda has not mounted one successful strike on American territory—and has failed even to pull off an attack against U.S.

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Boehner Backs Away from $4 Trillion Deficit Reduction Accord | BusinessWeek

July 10, 2011

“This is a real disappointment,” Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget in Washington, said in a statement yesterday. “Markets will not be persuaded by a 'mini-deal' that fails to address the most problematic parts ...

How to Be a Patriot: Hire an Illegal Immigrant

  • By
  • Charles Kenny,
  • New America Foundation
July 8, 2011 |

For a country of immigrants, the U.S. remains vexed about how to deal with the fact that people from elsewhere still want to come here. Two successive Presidents have now been stymied in their attempts to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The latest foray is the DREAM Act, a narrow but important piece of the immigration reform puzzle that would, at a minimum, give the children of undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship. The bill failed in the Senate last December, despite the Obama Administration’s support.

Egypt: Not Just the Facebook Revolution

  • By
  • Romesh Ratnesar,
  • New America Foundation
June 3, 2011 |

"We prayed the revolution would succeed," says Magdy El Galad, the editor-in-chief of Al-Masry Al-Youm, the largest independent newspaper in Egypt. "Because if it failed, we would have been assassinated." A wry smile crosses his face. He's joking, sort of.

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