The richest man in the world also opposes raising the minimum wage, and believes that in order to prevent the social unrest that comes with mass unemployment the government should appeal to the better natures of large corporations by eliminating corporate and payroll taxes in order to encourage them to employ people they apparently won’t need.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday March 17, 2014 2:37 pm|
|By: DSWright Tuesday February 25, 2014 6:40 am|
Corporate think tank The American Enterprise Institute seems confused as to how budgets work. On the one hand AEI can not stop complaining about government spending and the dangers of debt. But on the other hand, they want unbridled militancy in American foreign policy. The problem of course is that wars, contrary to what AEI Scholar Paul Wolfowitz claimed about Iraq, do not pay for themselves. Wars are very expensive. But that did not stop AEI from promoting a piece by warmonger extraordinaire John Bolton who claimed President Obama was showing isolationism by not wading into a rhetorical battle with Russia and implementing an agreement that could suck America into a war in the Ukraine.
|By: BrandonJ Friday November 29, 2013 1:50 pm|
Once again, we return to the issue of errors in economics — home of incredibly insight arguments and utterly inane contributions. For the latter category, Professor Mark J. Perry takes today’s award for his contribution of stating Wal-Mart should be given the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize “for improving the lives of millions of low-income consumers globally.”
|By: DSWright Friday September 13, 2013 9:25 am|
One thing there is little doubt about is that people hold Wall Street and the banksters in particularly low regard.
|By: CTuttle Wednesday June 19, 2013 8:00 pm|
Turkey unrest: ‘Standing Man’ inspires hundreds with silent vigil in Taksim Square
Government denies that it would restrict the use of Twitter or other social media.
|By: masaccio Sunday July 1, 2012 10:40 am|
If everyone has a refrigerator, who cares about income inequality?
|By: TBogg Tuesday December 27, 2011 6:00 pm|
Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute laments that Obama pulled out of Iraq too soon, because . . . well because we should have stayed their longer because we weren’t finished.
|By: emptywheel Thursday July 14, 2011 1:30 pm|
Republicans are big fans of projection. When they’re neck-deep in conflicts of interest, they like to hide it by accusing Democrats of such conflicts. When they leak stuff, they accuse Democrats. When they mismanage stuff, they accuse Democrats.
And yesterday, Darrell Issa got caught doing just that.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday October 13, 2010 4:55 pm|
I think that lowering the cost of clean energy is necessary and desirable, and that research should go forward. Just don’t expect a lot of cooperation on it. More likely, you’ll hear about taxpayer money financing pie-in-the-sky “liberal dreams.” In other words, expect more lip service.
|By: Siun Sunday May 23, 2010 6:00 pm|