Establishing public banks can help stop acquisition by megabanks and keep credit flowing in local economies.
Once an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO now may be a misguided opportunist in the president’s national diversity coalition.
After much fuss, congressional Democrats managed to push through a modest jobs bill that will have to do in the place of anything grander with which to campaign. The package of tax breaks and cash is directed toward small businesses, with the hope of creating employment.
It is taken as gospel among politicians of both parties that small business is the engine of job creation. Obama, McCain, Bush, Kerry, Clinton and Reagan have made that claim. Only one problem: The assertions are overblown and simplistic.