Can't Anybody Play This Game?
"There Is Little Debate in Asia About How Well [the Economic] Stimulus Has Worked..."

American Businesses Fear Not Taxes or Regulation But Rather a Lack of Demand

Ezra Klein - Why businesses aren't hiring in two graphs

Ezra Klein:

Ezra Klein - Why businesses aren't hiring in two graphs: The National Federation of Independent Businesses -- a small-business trade association that is considered the most right wing of the major business groups -- continually polls its members and releases the results.... As you can see, sales -- that is to say, demand for their products -- dominate the chart, while fear of taxes is lower than in the '90s. The concern over sales is understandable. Not only is the economy bad. But as the next chart shows, it keeps underperforming what the businesses assume will happen...