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: BrandonJ Friday November 29, 2013 1:50 pm|
|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|
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday March 26, 2010 9:29 am|
A while back Jake McIntyre wrote an interesting post (for which he was widely pilloried) noting that the same people who supported this bill were those who supported the Iraq war. Not a coincidence. The health care bill is a neoliberal victory, just as the Iraq war represented a neoliberal triumph. As willyloman said in a Seminal diary yesterday, neoliberalism is now being rebranded as populism, with the President acting as chief salesman. But in emails like this, and Nancy Pelosi’s trumpeting of the bill’s Heritage Foundation roots, it’s clear that the Democrats know what they’ve done. They have no intention of reversing themselves now. And they are consciously punching the progressive hippies whose messaging and ideals brought them their majorities in the first place.