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Henry M. Banta
Henry M. Banta is an attorney with the Washington, DC, law firm of Lobel, Novins, and Lamont, LLP. After graduating of Georgetown Law Center he worked for the Federal Trade Commission. He served as counsel to the Senate Antitrust and Monopoly Subcommittee under Chairman Philip A. Hart (D. Mich.) and then as counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee under Chairman Edward M. Kennedy (D. Mass.). He published a number of articles on economic issues in the Nieman Watchdog and Tax Notes.

Entries by Henry M. Banta

Economists and Labor

(25) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 1:42 PM

For more than four decades the debate on economic policy has been dominated by an ideologically driven theory originating in economics departments of several major universities, most notably the University of Chicago. This simplistic neoliberal economic philosophy relentlessly taught that there was no problem that could not be solved by...

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Unions Matter

(1) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 4:03 PM

Virtually all the economists who came out of the Great Recession with their credibility in tact agree that the slow recovery and persistent unemployment is a matter of too little "aggregate demand." This is just a wonkish way of saying that the middle class wasn't spending enough to keep everyone...

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There's More to the Story

(2) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 5:47 PM

American journalism has generally believed that any important issue can be put into a box called a "story." And each story can be treated as a distinct, self-contained entity that can be understood in relative isolation with little reference to much else. As a result when the media is confronted...

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