At their annual conference, Bertelsmann Foundation discusses a new idea for an international non-profit credit rating agency (INCRA), which will change both the governance and models of credit rating agencies.
Congressman Gregory Meeks discusses budget deficits and the need for fiscal consolidation in the United States. But politicians do not appear to be ready to make the tough choices to develop a package of tax cuts and spending cuts that will correct America’s fiscal mess.
It is clear, to even the most casual observers of American politics, that one of the most pressing problems of the past several years and a poignant issue in the 2012 election cycle is jobs. With unemployment rates at dismal levels—8.5% as of December 2011—and not having fallen below 8.0% […]