While we applaud Senator Warren and Paul Krugman for their unequivocal stance not to cut but to expand the benefits of social security, we believe we can be much bolder.
Many progressives will no doubt say that I'm being unfair to the Keynesians, and that they too would favor an investment strategy if the Republicans didn't block them. I hope that's true. Yet Keynesian stimulus repeatedly takes our eyes off the long term.
At this pivotal moment, progressives should not leave the messaging battle about the ACA to right wingers and Obama loyalists. While critiquing the law for its entanglement with the profit-voracious insurance industry, we should fight for quality healthcare for everyone
I never thought I'd imply that Paul Krugman could be wrong. But when my mother in New Jersey voiced relief that Ohio was doing so much to help the poor after reading his column or another story, I knew some explanation was needed.
Paul Krugman has a piece up today about how Germany's large and persistent trade surpluses play an important, destructive role in the slump in the rest of the Euro area -- essentially, they import much-needed labor demand from the rest of the zone.
Our democracy thrives on a vibrant two party system. We have endured with it before and we need it restored again, something I am sure serious Democrats would welcome.
Why, you may ask, did Krugman feel the need to be so bold (and so wrong) in predicting the euro's collapse over and over again, in his column, on his blog and to every media outlet that would give him an interview?
None of this will be easy. It requires a lot of people from very different backgrounds to talk to each other. But unless the intellectual opinion-makers of the middle class can join forces with a revitalized labor movement, all of us are in a lot of trouble.
The Grand Bargain is essentially about taking money from middle income people through Social Security cuts and tax increases and giving the money to the Pentagon for unnecessary Pentagon spending.
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If you want to understand how we got to the point of a government shutdown, ask any Republican exactly what they would cut from the budget, and ask them to give actual dollar amounts of how much money that would "save."
We cheerfully allow domineering corporations, which are not in fact living human beings, the kind of bailout that outrages us when we reward flesh-and-blood tyrants with the same privilege -- impunity for the damages they cause to others.
The reports made headlines the same day, serving as one more dramatic sign that America's working public is heading in two diametrically opposed directions.
There has never been a woman chair of the Fed, and correcting that inequity is long overdue, but it's also true that Dr. Yellen is the best person for the job, male or female.
Martin Luther King said the basis of disparities between the races had as much to do with income inequality as outright racism in his book, Why We Can...