How to Fix the Economy

Republicans and Democrats are doing little but screaming at each other. If they’d stop, they’d find the answers to our problems right under their noses.

During the riots sparked by the acquittal of the Los Angeles policemen who were videotaped beating Rodney King, King told news cameras, “People, I just want to say, you know, ‘Can we all get along?’”

I have that same wish for the government and the American people. Partisan politicians, the Internet, talk radio and cable television news seem to have robbed us of the ability to talk rationally about virtually everything.

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Steven Goldberg
Contributing Columnist,
Steve has been writing for Kiplinger's for more than 25 years. As an associate editor and then senior associate editor, he covered mutual funds for Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine from 1994-2006. He also authored a book, But Which Mutual Funds? In 2006 he joined with Jerry Tweddell, one of his best sources on investing, to form Tweddell Goldberg Investment Management to manage money for individual investors. Steve continues to write a regular column for and enjoys hearing investing questions from readers. You can contact Steve at 301.650.6567 or