Bartlett's Notations

Bartlett's Notations

Focus on Budget and Debt

December 16, 2011

On December 14, Moody’s Analytics published a report on how much fiscal space major countries have before running into serious debt problems.

On December 12, the Congressional Budget Office posted a study of financial transactions taxes and their potential economic impact.

A December 12 YouGov...

Economic Roundup

December 15, 2011

On December 12, the Council on Competitiveness issued a report on the American manufacturing movement.

A December 8 Gallup poll found that Americans generally see an annual income of $150,000 per year or a net worth of $1 million as the thresholds for being “rich.”

On December 7,...

Focus on Political Science

December 14, 2011

A December 12 CBS News poll found that people blame Republicans in Congress for gridlock in Washington over President Obama and the Democrats by a 42 percent to 26 percent margin.

On December 12, First Street Research Group released a report on the top federal lobbyists in Washington. It found that former members of Congress generate the greatest lobbying revenue.

A December 12 ...