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The Economy/Free Markets
Lead Story
Friday, 09 May 2008

Economic policy covers a multitude of topics—interest rates, employment, inflation, and GDP growth to name a few. It's about the environment, agriculture, and energy. But, mostly, it's about budgets: deciding how much money goes where and then how to raise it.

As the US ponders its economic future, PT spoke with three different sources about their take on what lies ahead: Wilbur Ross, one of the country's experts on bankruptcies and restructuring; Georges Sudarkis, an investment officer with ADIA, the world's largest state fund; and Vic Miller, a leading authority on federal budgets. To read what they had to say, check out the three new articles in this May 2008 issue of Policy Today.

THE FINANCIAL CRISIS IN THE UNITED STATES
Friday, 09 May 2008

Highly regarded within the field or bankruptcies and restructuring, Wilbur Ross is Chairman and CEO of W R Ross and Co. of New York. His successes include automotive, coal, and steel manufacturers. Now, Ross is focusing on the financial services sector.

At a recent conference, Ross provided a very sobering view of the financial black hole that American banks and consumers have dug for themselves.

Feature Story
The Federal Budget:
Friday, 09 May 2008

Federal budgets face splits between Congress and the White House, differences between House and Senate, and small Democratic majorities in both houses make coalition-building necessary, yet difficult as coalitions keep shifting. Add to that difficulties of producing compromises on virtually any point even when ultimate goals are agreed. Says Vic Miller, Senior Fellow at Federal Funds Information for States, “it's very difficult to reach consensus.”

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