Bio for Caroline Baum
Ben Bernanke Is No Alan Greenspan. Or Is He?
May 23, 2013 | 5 CommentsDespite Ben Bernanke's best efforts, the markets seem to be confused about what he's saying.
Are Obama’s Scandals Good for Investors?
May 22, 2013 | 16 CommentsWashington is awash in scandals. The White House is fending off inquiries on three fronts: its response to the terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi; the Internal Revenue Service’s scrutiny of conservative groups seeking tax exemptions; and the Justice Department’s broad seizure of Associated Press phone records in a leak probe.
Bernanke Definitively Says 'At Some Point'
May 22, 2013 | 12 CommentsAnyone expecting Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to tip his hand on reducing the pace of asset purchases will have to wait a few more months.
Kinsley, Krugman and Austerian Aliens
May 16, 2013 | 21 CommentsMichael Kinsley goes to bat in the New Republic for "'austerians," a term he says is "a clever Krugman coinage that makes adherents sound like aliens from another planet."