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Joe Costello

Entries by Joe Costello

The American Economy and the American Dream

(7) Comments | Posted April 5, 2010 | 2:27 PM

The American economy has undergone tremendous changes over the past several decades. Presently, we are in an acute phase of a chronic condition that has been festering for years. In the past 18 months, trillions of dollars have gone to Wall Street and the mega-banks, while state and...

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Krugman as Failure

(25) Comments | Posted April 2, 2010 | 1:14 PM

We were warned the NYT's Nobel Laureate was going to start talking about "financial reform." If you look over Mr. Krugman's blog, he's even reading some things about finance and monetary history. Nothing wrong with that, in fact, it would be good for the country if we all did. However,...

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Feminomics: Top Five Heroes of Financial Reform

(11) Comments | Posted December 30, 2009 | 12:50 PM

From an economic standpoint, will 2010 be the year of the woman? As part of the Roosevelt Institute's ongoing 'Feminomics' series, running on the New Deal 2.0 blog, I was asked to reflect on women's changing roles in the economy. Here's my take on how the New Deal...

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The Case For Wiping Out American Debt

(12) Comments | Posted August 6, 2009 | 2:06 PM

One thing I learned in electoral politics is that "80% issues" are very powerful forces. If such an issue gets in play, it can massively change political landscapes, and being on the wrong side can be fatal to political careers.

Rasmussen is reporting that 80 percent think the financial...

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