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James Galbraith

The One Percent Is Hogging So Much of Our Income That It's Holding the Economy Back

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

The reason is quite simple: Those workers are also consumers. When the 99 percent earn more, they spend more, and the one percent can produce more and earn more themselves.

Zach Carter

Top Progressive Economist Defends Jack Lew As Treasury Pick

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Only a few senators have publicly announced opposition to Jack Lew's nomination for Treasury secretary, and the staunchest resistance ha...

Saki Knafo

Economists React To Biden-Ryan Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Left-leaning economists offered a variety of reactions to Thursday night's debate, including pleasure with Vice President Joe Biden's aggressive defen...

Saki Knafo

Eight Reasons Why We Shouldn't Worry About The Deficit

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

As the fiscal year comes to a close, President Barack Obama is facing another trillion dollar deficit, and he likely will be called upon to address th...

Alexander Eichler

Jay Carney: Economists Didn't Know How Bad The Recession Would Get

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made a surprising assertion on MSNBC Wednesday, saying that in early 2009, as Barack Obama was taking office, t...

Eamon Murphy

Larry Summers Denounces Inequality -- But Why?

HuffingtonPost.com | Eamon Murphy | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

Why is Larry Summers suddenly so worried about inequality? The Harvard professor -- a former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Barack Obama’s first D...

The Krugman/Stiglitz Army Is on the March (and It's Too Late for Michael Bloomberg to Stop It)

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Whether or not the the #Occupy Wall Street protesters explicitly adopt policy proposals or only generate political energy for the spirit of them, the Krugman/Stiglitz Army is at last on the march.

LISTEN: Economist Says Debt Is Good

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

University of Texas Economist James Galbraith tells NPR that government debt and federal deficits are good things that create jobs and help the econom...

The Myth That Banks Are Solvent

Marshall Auerback | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business
Marshall Auerback

Many financial institutions are hopelessly insolvent, holding mountains of toxic waste that will never be worth anything. So why are we implementing policies that simply maintain a credit-based economy?

IMF Protesters Try to Disrupt Cambridge University Address by Strauss-Kahn

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

IMF Executive Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn is "cool under fire", as Central European University President John Shattuck said when introducing him, and didn't break his stride during his presentation at Kings College, University of Cambridge.

Dan Froomkin

'Naked Keynesianism' At The University Of Texas, Says Fox News (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Fox News host Stuart Varney has lashed out at University of Texas economist James Galbraith for teaching his students "naked Keynesianism" -- to Galbr...

The Ports Challenge

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
James P. Hoffa

I hate to think we've become a country that has lost the concept of public purpose, a country that allows corporations to poison the people who live nearby. But apparently they're too much for the trucking industry.

Eliot Spitzer: Obama Economic Policies Ineffective, A Continuation Of Bush

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Are Obama's economic policies actually working? Intelligence Squared posed this question to six policy experts at a debate in New York this week. ...

Thomas Frank: GOP Treating Health Insurers Like 'Panda Bears' That 'Need Our Nurturing'

wsj.com | THOMAS FRANK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In June 2008, I used this space to call on then-Sen. Barack Obama to add economist James K. Galbraith's book, "The Predator State," to his reading lis...

We Could Get the Third Stimulus Wrong

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

The need for federal aid for states is indisputable. But there are better ways to target stimulus funds than with a grant program like General Revenue Sharing.

Ryan Grim

Romer Seems To Break With Geithner On Cause Of Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Christina Romer, at a speech at the Brookings Institution Monday afternoon, appeared to give support to critics of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner...

Stiglitz on War Cost, Economic Outlook

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

conomics Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz spoke Friday at a fundraiser for Economists for Peace and Security (EPS), which was created to study the "full costs of war and conflict."

Who Wasn't On Stage With Obama and Should Have Been?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I'm not satisfied with the roster of economic personalities and thinkers we see Barack Obama mixing with.