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Trickle Down Economics

Why the Republican Belief in So Many False Narratives?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Why do Republicans believe so many false narratives? No lock box in the world is as strong as their faith in the counterfactual, known to the rest of ...

Capsized by the Rising Tide

Paul O'Brien | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact
Paul O'Brien

The world doesn't need to stop growing in order to avoid inequality and protect the planet. Rather, smart policy choices can mean that more people can reap the benefits of growth, and for the long run.

Why the Republicans Can't Win

Rob Taub | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Rob Taub

Republicans can continue to relentlessly criticize the president all they want, but the GOP is out of touch with the American people.

Obama on Republican Economic Policy: "It Doesn't Work"

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Trickle-down economics has been tried, the president recently said, and it "has never worked." Is he right? Or is this just more political blather? To see, we need to go back to basics, back to Reaganomics.

Supply-side's Abject Failure

Andrew Fieldhouse | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Andrew Fieldhouse

I applaud the president for making the case against regressive tax cuts as the lodestar of economic policy. We cannot afford to double down on the failed, plutocratic pipe dream that is trickle down economics.

Thinking About Political Thinking

Paul Stoller | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

The GOP presidential hopefuls' extreme ideas, none of which stand up to the most cursory examination, make Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon and Reagan look like liberals, if not "pinkish" socialists.

Let's Not Forget: A Reality Check for Americans

Denise Dennis | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Denise Dennis

Trickle-down economics has become the mother's milk of the GOP and has indeed been "a curse" on Americans.

How to Fix the Foreclosure Crisis: A Real Bailout

Adam Levin | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business
Adam Levin

It seems like the only thing that trickled down from the interventions of 2008-9 was further economic distress, which is now manifesting itself quite possibly as double-dip recession.

Michael Lind on the Collapse of Left and Right

Robert Teitelman | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Robert Teitelman

Like Wall Street over the past decade, we politically (and perhaps socially) have gone about creating intellectual monocultures, which may do one or two things surpassingly well, but which may prove exceedingly vulnerable.

Eight Things to Tell a Republican

David Coates | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
David Coates

With Congress in recess and our lawmakers now back in their districts, there is presumably a slight chance of meeting one of them in the street.

Empowering Corporate Leaders to Fix the Economy

Aaron Hurst | Posted 09.27.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

We need to reward long-term value and wealth creation and not quarterly earnings.

Zombie Economics

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 07.23.2011 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Age of Greed is clumsily-written and repetitious. It does not pay sufficient attention to structural problems and global challenges to America's economy. Nor does it provide clearly delineated alternatives to the misguided policies of the past.

How Our Leadership Can Solve the Budget Crisis -- And, Why They Won't

Bayard H. Waterbury, III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bayard H. Waterbury, III

I am an American, an aging American Baby Boomer. I was born in 1946, following the end of WWII. That was a tenuous time in American history, not unlike the present in the degree of challenges facing this country.

Drowning (State) Government in a Bathtub

Laura Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Packard

As conservative movement figure Grover Norquist put it, "I don't want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag i...

Wealthiest .0000001% Hail Tax Deal

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

In response to critics who have said that Mr. Obama's decision to extend the tax cuts represents a change in his position, a spokesman for multi-billionaires replied, "If I may coin a phrase, that's change I can believe in."

HuffPost Review: The Company Men

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

John Wells' The Company Men is a solid if predictable story of the lives of the suddenly unemployed. If you've invested your time and identity into your job, who are you when that job is taken away from you?

Mr. President, "Yes You Can" Show Backbone

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Dear Mr. President -- Your words are eloquent but your actions are lacking. Your party got trounced in the midterm elections for many reasons, but th...

Banana Republic -- A Rhyming Rant

Jim Parry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Parry

As the rich get more wealth And the rest just get whacked And good middle class jobs Simply aren't coming back, Oh America's bound On a grim downwa...

Rich Would Still Get Tax Cuts Even If Bush Tax Cuts Expire

THE NEW YORK TIMES | JACKIE CALMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Taxpayers with income of more than $1 million for 2011 would still receive on average a tax cut of about $6,300 compared with what they would have pai...

Two Contrasting Sets of Economic Values at Stake in Mid-Terms

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

There are those who believe that there's not a dime's worth of difference between Democrats and Republicans: that it really doesn't matter who is elected. Those people are wrong.

What's Really Going on With the Economy?

Garrett Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Garrett Johnson

The whispers on Wall Street lately have been the feared "double-dip." There is a much louder chorus of people proclaiming that we are only looking at a "slow-down."

The Deficit Commission: Not Just a Tax Matter

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

The Deficit Commission needs to be considering the proper balance between distribution of wealth to the work force and to the formation of capital that will result in a viable economy.

Invest in America's Future

Stan Sorscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stan Sorscher

We all want to create jobs and encourage economic recovery. We now have over 30 years of experience with trickle-down policies. What has worked, and what needs change?

Obama's State of the Union Inspiration: Ronald Reagan

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

In past speeches, Obama has sought to channel famous Americans ranging from Martin Luther King to Abraham Lincoln. Tonight, he tried for Ronald Reagan.

ReThink Interview: Phillippe Diaz (part 2) -- The End of Poverty? and Changing the System

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Unless we change the system, it will collapse under its own unsustainability -- or the victims of that system will revolt and smash it. That's why Philippe Diaz made The End of Poverty?.