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Entries by Robert Kuttner from 05/2012

A Tale of Two Elections

| Posted 05.07.2012 | World

Watching the jubilation at the Place de la Bastille last night, where the Socialist candidate Francois Hollande was declared the next President of France precisely at 8:00 p.m., followed by delirious chants of "Sarkozy, c'est fini!" I couldn't help thinking of Grant Park, November 2008.

Fiscal Futility

| Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics

Austerity is a false cure for a prolonged recession. The Peterson Foundation is using a genuine crisis as an excuse to bash social insurance, at a time when we should be expanding social insurance. It's appalling that so many people are gulled by this propaganda.

Which Way for Europe?

| Posted 05.20.2012 | World

While Greece is right on the razor's edge of default, and may yet be granted some overdue relief, the prospects for broader European recovery are still very bleak until the politics get a lot more radical.

As Goes Greece

| Posted 05.28.2012 | World

Historians will look back on the spring of 2012 as moment when Europe's institutions and leaders either failed to contain a deepening crisis -- or as a time when leadership grasped the common stakes and rose to the occasion.