National public debt now totals $11.6 trillion, compared to the $10.6 trillion in U.S. bank deposits.
February 3, 2013
Public debt has grown 23% since 2010 vs. 13% for deposits.Read More
Jobs may be the biggest factor confronting our country today.
November 30, 2012
The lack of work is a far bigger issue than the few who mooch off government.Read More
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters share lessons from Watergate scandal.
March 20, 2012
National interest should guide the country rather than ideology or money.Read More
CEO devotes career to the financial needs of small-town North Carolina.
March 29, 2011
In high school, Maurice Smith was voted “most likely to become a bank president.” He fared far better, becoming CEO of Local Government FCU.Read More
CUNA's economists debate the merits of government stimulus vs. fiscal restraint.
October 26, 2010
In 1932, John Maynard Keynes ignited a debate among economists and policy makers that still burns to this day. In a letter to the Times of London, Keynes proposed using federal deficit spending to reduce the length and severity of the Great Depression. Is that the best approach to tackle today's economic challenges?Read More
A recent report shows how government intervention helped avert 'Great Depression 2.0.'
October 10, 2010
Has government action hurt or helped the economic recovery?
Persistent deficits and mounting debt could have negative economic consequences for the U.S.
August 11, 2010
Over the past few years, U.S. government debt held by the public has grown rapidly—to the point that, compared with the total output of the economy, it is now higher than it has ever been except during the period around World War II.Read More