Holding the position of Chief Secretary to the Treasury through the difficulties of the last 3 and a half years has been a great privilege and an enormous challenge. After the huge task of tackling the deficit, after all the criticism from our opponents, after the headwinds from the Eurozone and the United States. Employment […]
Today Danny Alexander, the Lib Dem Treasury Secretary, will deliver his speech at the Lib Dem Spring Conference in York. In it, he will call on the Tories to agree to Lib Dem plans for a £100 tax cut at the next budget on 19th March. He will put pressure on the Conservatives to accept […]
Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander will say the party’s 2015 manifesto is to include the pledge to almost double the personal income tax allowance to £12,500 as one of the main Liberal Democrat demands in any coalition talks after the 2015 election, compared to the rate of £6,475 that was left by Labour in May 2010. Since […]
Larry Summers, former U.S. treasury secretary The American economy is changing, and our policy responses -- especially with regard to interest rates as they relate to growth and full employment -- need to be re-examined. I have three propositions: First, as U.S. Show More Summary
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander will today use a speech to say that there will be no negotiations over a currency union with an independent Scotland. Speaking to representatives of the pensions industry, Mr AlexanderShow More Summary
I know it will never happen, but some day I’d like to check out CPAC in person. “Ron Paul would’ve made a GREAT Treasury Secretary but a terrible president.” CPAC dude — Elias Isquith (@eliasisquith) March 6, 2014 Trump seems to think Jimmy Carter is dead: “The late, great Jimmy Carter" — Elias Isquith (@eliasisquith) [Read more...]
Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of the Treasury, will get his own hip-hop musical, thanks to composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, the man behind of Broadway's hip-hop show "In the Heights."
The revenue side of the President’s 2015 Budget: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew continues his 2015 budget tour with testimony before the House Ways & Means Committee, home of Chairman Dave Camp’s tax reform plan. As for the economy under Camp’s tax reform plan: Will it grow? Tough to say for sure, but the Joint Committee […]
Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin isn't optimistic about U.S. growth prospects this year -- but he doesn't think there is much the Federal Reserve can or should do about it.
Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew did his best to spin the Obama administration's stance on Israel at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference on Sunday night. The audience knew they were being treated like mushrooms: kept in the dark and fed manure. Show More Summary
Nani Coloretti is the Department of the Treasury's assistant secretary for management. She previously helped establish the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and served as its acting chief operating officer. Coloretti spoke about her experiences and views on management with Tom Fox, a guest writer for On Leadership and vice president for leadership and innovation […]
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will be there. Secretary of State John Kerry. And 14,000 delegates and a lot of Congresspeople. But AIPAC doesn't want Mondoweiss.net covering its policy conference. We got shot down for credentials
The title gives a flavor of the upcoming memoir by Timothy F. Geithner, who, as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then as Treasury secretary, was a central player in the government’s effort to fight the financial crisis and economic recession.
Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s new tell-all on the financial crisis now has title: “Stress Test.”
Feb. 25, 1793: President Washington held the first cabinet meeting. It consisted of four people: Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson; Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton; Secretary of War Henry Knox; and Attorney General Edmund Randolph. Show More Summary
The American-Israeli Political Affairs Committee has once again tripped over itself, inviting to speak Secretary of State John Kerry to speak at its annual conference. (Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, whose department has actually been diligent in enforcing sanctions, was an understandable choice. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury officials and economic advisers will accompany Deputy Secretary of State William Burns on a trip to Ukraine this week as the country struggles to form a new government and rescue its economy after the removal its Russia-...
We lost 10% of GDP or $1.6 trillion in 2008-2009 because “the fall of 2008 was the fall of 1929 and the winter of 2009 was the winter of 1930,” former Treasury Secretary and Harvard economics professor Larry Summers told a rapt group of Kennedy School of Politics students last week. I have yet to [...]
Timothy Geithner may have helped guide the country through the financial crisis, but in January 2008 — right as the U.S. economy entered a recession — the former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman (and later Treasury Secretary) was stillShow More Summary
THIS week George Osborne, the chancellor of the exchequer, Danny Alexander, the chief secretary to the Treasury, and Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, all declared their opposition to a currency union with an independent Scotland. Alex...Show More Summary