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Trickle Down Economics

The End of the Republican Majority: Three Things You Need to Watch

Martin Carnoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Carnoy

The historic 2008 presidential election is over and the main casualty is the Republican Party.

Election 2008 Haiku

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

The battleground states are morphing red, purple, blue.

Conservative Socialism: Spreading Debt Around

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Obama's tax policies cannot be described as socialist except by those too ignorant to know the difference or too cynical to reveal the truth.

Again With the Trickle Down!?!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

How wrongheaded is John McCain's plan to address the ailing economy by cutting the capital gains tax rate, from 15% to 7.5% for the next two years? Let me count the ways.

Seth Colter Walls

Two-Minute Obama Ad Blasts Failure Of Trickle-Down Economics (VIDEO) | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's ad-makers clearly think they've found an aesthetic that suits their candidate. For the third time in as many weeks, the campaign is iss...

The Housing Market's Double Bubble: The Big One Still Has Yet To Pop

Dave Johnson and James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson and James Boyce

In every modern recession, the fall in housing prices follows the economy slowing down. What we have yet to see is the falling economy's effect on housing prices.

Cutting Through The Fog

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

The election debate is already off the rails, and misinformation is swirling like balloons at the convention. McCain says he's the big tax cutter and Obama's going to raise your taxes through the roof. That's not just a little bit wrong -- it's a lot wrong.