My latest “positive thinking” piece that came out in the Christian Science Monitor this week, just in time for Thanksgiving. I have to admit I did a little live holiday shopping on Black Friday (but at the “safe” hour of 11 am) and will probably do a little online shopping before today (”Cyber Monday”) is over, but I’ll also be doing a lot of “shopping” for myself and others with the loads of good, but neglected, stuff I have right under my roof already.
In the CSM column, I also find reason why we should be grateful that our fiscal problem is indeed solvable, once we get our politics to cooperate. (All hope is not yet lost with the super committee’s “failure.”) I elaborated on that point in my column in Tax Notes (subscription only access) today as well, where I explain why Nobel laureate economist Peter Diamond is right when he says (and said at the National Tax Association meetings earlier this month) that the fiscal problem is just a “problem,” while the (lack of) jobs situation qualifies more as a “crisis.” I’ll summarize my Tax Notes column for you all later.
I hope you readers had a very happy Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones. –Diane