What is causing the economic uncertainty that many small businesses are facing? Ray Keating talks with Jim Blasingame about some of the key economic concerns that small businesses are seeing and that cause them to worry about what growth steps to take.
Economist, Ray Keating, joins Jim Blasingame to discuss lagging consumer confidence, stubbornly slow jobs growth and how some public policy issues are holding back economic recovery.
Reporting on The Small Business Survival Index for 2009, Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the recession impacted the behavior of state as they made tax and regulatory decisions to shore up declining revenue.
How will the Obama administration's foray into the marketplace ultimately impact small businesses? Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the car czar, the bank czar, the energy czar and the new pay czar. How long will it be before, like during the last czarist regime, there is a revolution? Non-violent, of course.
Which states rank best and worst, based on their tax burden on businesses? Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to discuss this year's Business Tax Index, which he compiles each year. They also discuss the negative impact of the carbon tax legislation currently being proposed.
How much good will the new government stimulus help, and how much impact can the Fed make? Ray Keating and Jim Blasingame talk about some of the details of the proposed stimulus package and why they think it won't work. They also agree that the Fed has run out of bullets.
What will the impact of the slow economy have on small businesses and what can they do to help the recovery? Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the the economy and implications of the government getting involved in the financial sector.
Has capitalism as we have known it over? Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the impact and implications of government intervention into the financial sector and capital markets, both for the near and the long term.
News of the death of our economy are greatly exaggerated. Ray Keating talks with Jim Blasingame about the current economic challenges, both on Main Street and Wall Street, plus they discuss the issues the Federal Reserve Board has in front of it as they consider what to do with interest rates and other monetary tools.
What is in store for small businesses with either of the two presidential candidates? Ray Keating joins Jim Blasingame to compare and contrast an Obama Administration and a McCain administration, including global warming and the environment, taxes, trade and foreign policy.