It is now well understood that Neoliberals are not advocates of a small or stunted night watchman state. They regularly demean the state to outsiders, but that does not imply they prefer a weak state. Rather, all their political efforts are devoted to recasting the strong state as one that conforms to their doctrinal imperatives.
|By: John Cavanagh Sunday November 17, 2013 1:59 pm|
|By: dakine01 Saturday August 25, 2012 1:00 pm|
With recoveries like this one, who needs recessions?
The average household income has fallen steadily for nearly everyone since the start of the economic expansion in June 2009, with average income dropping 4.8 percent in the three years since the upturn began, according to a report released Thursday.
|By: Dean Baker Tuesday September 20, 2011 5:00 pm|
That’s the question that readers are undoubtedly asking after seeing this piece on President Obama’s budget proposals. The piece featured three separate cites from Maya MacGuineas, who is the president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. (One cite included unnamed “others.”) The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has received substantial funding from Peterson and his foundation over the years.
|By: dakine01 Thursday September 15, 2011 4:15 pm|
Do they all become pod people when they go to DeeCee or is there just something about being an elected official that turns once (possibly) reasonable people into the worst type of concern troll (definition 2)?
|By: dakine01 Saturday August 6, 2011 6:00 pm|
So, I guess it has been a rather eventful week in the world economy and the lives of the Beltway Village Idiots Politicians, Pundits, and Courtiers. I’ll let Paul Krugman and Jane Hamsher do the honors of eviscerating the Standard & Poor downgrade of the US credit rating but do want to add my 2¢ in agreement that supposed neutral arbiters who sold their souls and “independent analysis” for the banksters crappy mortgage based securities should be well advised to STFU rather than interject themselves politically.
|By: masaccio Sunday July 3, 2011 10:40 am|
For a successful economic theory, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled. Richard Feynman on the Challenger disaster, slightly amended.
|By: masaccio Sunday June 19, 2011 10:40 am|
Our system is crumbling, but no one notices, at least, no one who could do something about it.
|By: dakine01 Sunday June 12, 2011 1:00 pm|
When I was a kid, I used to love double-dips. I’d go to the doctor and afterwards, we’d stop by the drug store soda fountain for my free ice cream. Summers, there would be all the ice cream suppers at the churches with fresh home made ice cream and cake. Double-dips of chocolate ice cream and cake!
Unfortunately however, today’s double-dip will be a recession.
|By: dakine01 Thursday June 9, 2011 7:10 pm|
The Initial Unemployment Claims report for last week is out and guess what? The Economists are surprised. And water is wet and the sky is blue.
|By: dakine01 Sunday June 5, 2011 6:00 pm|
Back in January of 2009, I wrote a diary titled I Am Unemployed but Not a Statistic. I was thinking about that diary this morning. With all the discussion of statistics, unemployment rates, jobs created or unemployment claims filed, there is a human being somewhere who is affected. I started Just A Small Town Country Boy as an attempt to put a human face on just one of those people (myself) who sits behind the statistic. But as we all know, I am just one voice among the millions.