Category Archives: US Economy

PBS interview about financial crisis with Joe Stiglitz

PBS interview about financial crisis with Joe Stiglitz By Chris in Paris on 5/06/2012 09:15:00 PM It’s a long read, but it’s very good. During the interview, Stiglitz discusses the failure of regulation, the lack of transparency with the banks (even today) and … Continue reading

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Stephen King, taxes and charities

Stephen King, taxes and charities What’s wrong with charities?  Well, nothing in themselves; people want to help others in difficulty and do so every day. It’s just that in a modern capitalist world, charity has been usurped into a business that … Continue reading

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Ted Rall: Shared Sacrifice

Shared Sacrifice from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall The country is broke! Now it’s time for everyone, rich and poor, to roll up their sleeves (if they have any) and pitch in.

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11-18-11: The Day Everything Changed

11-18-11: The Day Everything Changed from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall One out of three Americans is destitute. Surely this is more important than 9-11. So where’s the outsized response?

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On radicals and economists

On radicals and economists* In Economics & Politics on October 8, 2011 by juliohuato It will sound strange, but economists as a crowd are — just like the rest of us — human beings crushed by the existing social order.  Since their role … Continue reading

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Our Fighting Leader Obama

My Top 5 Picks: Tomgram: David Bromwich, George W. Obama? from TomDispatch – Blog by David Bromwich Obama Slipping: Black America Waking Up – To the Nightmare from Glen Ford’s blog by Glen Ford What’s the Matter with Obama? from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall Obama v. Bush … Continue reading

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In the Belly of the Beast: 8/9/11: Cornel West & Tavis Smiley on Obama: “Many of Us Are Exploring Other Possibilities in Coming Election”

INDEX (full text of stories follow Democracy Now headlines) “POLITICS” Cornel West & Tavis Smiley on Obama: “Many of Us Are Exploring Other Possibilities in Coming Election” from Democracy Now! | Healthcare Reform by mail@democracynow.org (Democracy Now!) “A Declaration of War on the Poor”: … Continue reading

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Barbara Ehrenreich, On Americans (Not) Getting By (Again)

Tomgram: Barbara Ehrenreich, On Americans (Not) Getting By (Again) Posted by Barbara Ehrenreich at 7:05am, August 9, 2011. It was at lunch with the editor of Harper’s Magazine that the subject came up: How does anyone actually live “on the wages available to the … Continue reading

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Why are the big banks getting off scot-free?

Why are the big banks getting off scot-free? from Glenn Greenwald by Yves Smith 5 people liked this By Yves Smith For most citizens, one of the mysteries of life after the crisis is why such a massive act of looting has gone … Continue reading

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Obama: Who is he? Friend or Foe?

David Sirota FRIDAY, AUG 5, 2011 07:01 ET Obama isn’t weak (he just isn’t a liberal) The president has the political muscle to enact a progressive agenda, but he doesn’t want to BY DAVID SIROTA Reuters Barack Obama is a lot … Continue reading

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