Lisa A. Rickard


Articles:

  • Thursday, September 1, 2011
    It's been a year since the storm clouds began to gather in the form of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act known simply as "Dodd-Frank" - the so-called reform bill held up as the fix to the problems that created the economic crisis of 2008. Opponents of the Dodd-Frank bill, believing the more than 2,000-page...
  • Monday, May 2, 2011
    Imagine if a foreign government defined employees of General Motors and AIG as "foreign officials" of the United States government because the government owns portions of the companyor called Bloomberg Media employees "foreign officials" because 85 percent of the company is owned by a government official, the Mayor of New York City....
  • Monday, December 6, 2010
    The midterm elections on November 2, 2010 produced some of the most dramatic results in American political history. Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives by picking up over 60 seats in that chamber, the largest gain of seats by either party in over 60 years. Republicans also picked up six Senate seats, won multiple governorships and...
  • Monday, October 4, 2010
    Taxes are a major topic of debate in Washington right now.Faced with a massive federal deficit, some politicians have proposed raising taxes on individuals and businesses, despite the obvious negative effects of tax increases on economic growth and job creation. Yet at the same time, some in Washington are actually considering the creation of a new special...