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What Are Economic Lessons From 'The Martian'?

Harlan Green | Posted 11.05.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

What can we learn from The Martian, a best-selling novel and movie starring Matt Damon as an Astronaut in the not too distant future thought dead and left behind on Mars during a violent dust storm?

Zach Carter

Key Republican Rips Income Inequality, Calls For New Stimulus | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair sharply criticized Congress for failing to approve economic stimulus measures, saying elected lawmakers wh...

Krugman: Stimulus Was Too Little, And Now It's Almost Gone

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.30.2013 | Business

We never spent all that much money on President Obama’s stimulus, and now we're spending almost nothing on it, and that's a shame, according to Paul...

Sam Stein

Obama Budget Pushes Stimulus Measures That Are Unlikely To Pass | Sam Stein | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The unveiling of President Barack Obama's budget on Wednesday morning has restarted the ongoing debate over how best to pursue deficit r...

Millions Of Drivers Relying On 'Structurally Deficient' Bridges

Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

More than one in ten of America's 605,000 bridges were classified as "structurally deficient" in 2011. 67,000 spans were restricted to light vehicles,...

We Can't Stall the Recovery!

Harlan Green | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Harlan Green

Improving their health care system is the first step taken by underdeveloped countries on their path to entering the modern world, while U.S. conservatives seem bent on returning the U.S. to a less-developed status to enhance their already wealthy supporters.

Elise Foley

Durbin: Debt Deal Will Be The Death Of Keynesian Economics | Elise Foley | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republicans are killing Keynesian economics with their attempt to cut spending as the economy rebounds from a recession, Senate Majo...

Didn't Like the Stimulus? You Might Hate It When It's Gone

Mark Engler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Engler

To people across the country who live in states in crisis, and who were sheltered from the full impact of economic downturn in the last two years, the stimulus should be looking pretty good right about now.

Obama To Push For New Spending In State Of The Union

Wall Street Journal | DAMIAN PALETTA, JONATHAN WEISMAN and LAURA MECKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama will call for new government spending on infrastructure, education and research in his State of the Union address Tuesday, shar...

The Stimulus: Slamming It, Working It

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

These congressmen voted against stimulus. They railed against stimulus. They've been fundraising against stimulus. Except, apparently, when they want some of it.

Dan Froomkin

11 Very Reasonable Places Your Stimulus Dollars Went | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican leaders insist, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that President Obama's $800-billion-or-so stimulus package from last year hasn't ...

Is It Time For Another Stimulus Package? Fed's Outlook Revives Debate

DailyFinance | CHARLES WALLACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With the Federal Reserve adopting a more a pessimistic view of the economic outlook, the revival has been swift in calls for the federal government to...

If We Put 10 Million Americans Back to Work, That Social Security "Shortfall" Would Disappear

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Why aren't those who profess such concern about Social Security's fiscal soundness pushing for more stimulus spending? Could it be because their real concern isn't protecting Social Security?

Sam Stein

Robert Rubin Argues Against 'Major' Stimulus And For Deficit Reduction | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bob Rubin, the former Clinton administration Treasury Secretary and routine foil for many progressive-minded economists, argued on Sunday against a se...

Holes in the Keynesian Arguments Against Neoliberal Austerity Policy -- Not "Bad" Policy, But Class Policy

Ismael Hossein-zadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ismael Hossein-zadeh

The Neoliberal fiscal responsibility vs. the Keynesian deficit spending debate seems more like a diversion than an effective strategy to replete the public purse and bring about an economic recovery.

Axelrod: 'No Great Appetite' For More Aid To States

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

White House senior adviser David Axelrod told ABC News's Jake Tapper this weekend that getting additional stimulus dollars for states is likely not po...

The World's Biggest Debtor Urges More Debt

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Margolis

Europeans at last week's G20 meeting rejected America's proposal to inject more stimulus spending into their withered national economies. Treating the malady of too much debt with more debt does not make sense -- except to the hopelessly addicted.

U.S. G20 Message: Stimulus Money Vital To Economic Recovery, Don't Pull Back Yet

AP / Huffington Post | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TORONTO — World leaders must work together to make sure the global recovery stays on track, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Saturday. Geit...

How Victorianism Pervades Our Economic Debates

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Weiler

Public discussion about appropriate taxing and spending priorities have become warped by an insidious, if often implicit, moralism.

Sam Stein

Obama's $50 Billion Request Gets Chilly Reception From House Dems | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Additional Reporting By Ryan Grim President Obama's request for lawmakers to pass $50 billion in emergency aid to state and local governments re...

Larry Summers, Obama's Top Economic Adviser, Makes The Case For Another Round Of Stimulus Spending

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a speech yesterday at Johns Hopkins University, Larry Summers, President Obama's top economic adviser, made the case for increased spending to stim...

Sharing Is Caring

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Policy wonks on both sides of the aisle have proposed Germany's work-share program (inducing private firms to reduce employee hours, rather than fire workers) as a cheap way to reduce unemployment in the U.S.

Sam Stein

Rachel Maddow Stuns Rep. Aaron Schock By Calling Out His Spending Hypocrisy (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A heated exchange took place during NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday when MSNBC host Rachel Maddow accused Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) of hypocrisy for...

Wind Power Growth Up 39% Due To Stimulus Investment

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While debates about the economy, unemployment and the effectiveness of the stimulus plan continue to rage throughout the country, their appears to be ...

Closing The $1.5 Trillion "Fix-Up" Gap in Obama's Economic Plan

John F. Wasik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John F. Wasik

One glaring subject that Obama avoided in the campaign is how to pay for infrastructure over time and how it will dovetail with an overall strategy to address climate change.