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Employment -- Not Deficit Reduction -- Should Be the First Priority for Federal Government

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The real priority of both the lame duck session and the new Congress should be creating jobs. We have more than 22 million people who are unemployed or underemployed, and the percentage of unemployed that are long-term has been at record levels.

Connecting the Dots -- Deficit Reduction Is Now Only About Inflation, Not Insolvency

Warren Mosler | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business
Warren Mosler

There is no such thing as the US becoming the next Greece. There is no such thing as the US getting cut off from spending by the financial markets and forced to go begging to the IMF to get US dollars to spend.

George W. Bush's Debt, Deficit and Legacy

Robbie Gennet | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

It is time we shine a spotlight on the damaging policies of President Bush and the Republicans and rescue our country from its collective amnesia before Bush's true legacy -- nearly bankrupting the most powerful country in the world -- brings us to our knees.

Is Congress Taking Debt Ceiling Advice From Billionaire Who Routinely Made Huge Profits Shorting Currency?

Duncan Quirk | Posted 08.10.2011 | Business
Duncan Quirk

While Stan Druckenmiller is one of the nation's largest philanthropists, he has made billions off of shorting currencies. Will his next bet be against the dollar?

By Accepting the Conventional Wisdom on the Deficit, Obama Is Ignoring the Lessons of 2008

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Obama didn't win in 2008 by swerving to the middle. Instead of fighting for the ever-dwindling number of swing voters, Obama fought to win over the much larger number of voters who had turned their backs on the process.

Lucia Graves

Bernie Sanders Rallies Activists To Sink Obama's Tax Compromise | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told thousands of Americans that if Republicans "run over us now, there is no stopping these guys," and called on...

The Golden Rule for Obama's New Debt Commission

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Damien Hoffman

Spend less than you make! It may come as a surprise to many politicians, but this classic formula still works.

Weekly Audit: Attack of the Imaginary Budget Demons

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger On Feb. 1, President Barack Obama unveiled his 2011 budget proposal. While conservative pundits reacted with ...