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Entries by Robert Kuttner from 12/2008

The Post, Post-Partisan President

| Posted 12.14.2008 | Politics

Obama may well get some Republicans to cross over and vote for a Democratic plan, but that strategy is not being bipartisan. It is being an astute partisan.

A Tame Regulator for the SEC

| Posted 12.18.2008 | Politics

If you have not heard of Mary Schapiro, it is because she has not been much of a player, much less a crusader, in the struggle for reform. She is the kind of Democratic appointment that allows Wall Street to breathe a huge sigh of relief.

Will Barack Obama Commit Industrial Policy?

| Posted 12.21.2008 | Politics

Obama may soon find that he is committing a big sin against one of the major premises of the reigning ideology, and will create a head-on collision with one of the cherished dogmas of market fundamentalism -- "free trade."

Deficit or Depression?

| Posted 12.28.2008 | Politics

The government needs to spend a lot of money, so that the collapsing private economy does not end up as Great Depression II. When recovery comes, we can get the budget closer to balance.