What Focusing on the Economy Could Have Looked Like

By: Thursday December 4, 2014 1:00 pm

Despite Paul Krugman’s lack of imagination President Obama could have easily done more to help the economy in 2009-2010 but choose not to. Defenders of Obama’s failure to do more stimulus point to the fact that Congress probably wasn’t interested in passing another “stimulus bill,” but Congress was approving several important bills that stimulating provisions [...]

 

A Year in Grading Obamacare on a Curve

By: Monday October 27, 2014 3:32 pm

Judging Obamacare by the promise made by Obama, the grade it deserves after a year is “not exactly.” There was a lot of over-promising and under-delivering. I think this is how many people are grading the law, which is probably part of the reason that after a year the law is still unpopular.

Affordable Care Act Is Not Working Better Than Anyone Expected

By: Thursday October 9, 2014 10:15 am

Paul Krugman has new Rolling Stone article, In Defense of Obama, but he decides he needs some historical revision for his defense. He claims the Affordable Care Act is “working better than anyone expected.”

Livestreaming: Elizabeth Warren and Paul Krugman on the Middle Class

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 4:49 pm

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman “discuss how the struggles facing America’s middle class are affecting our society.”

Causes of War Krugman Overlooked

By: Tuesday August 19, 2014 6:12 pm

While I’m working on a campaign to abolish war, it’s helpful and appreciated that a columnist for one of the most effective war promoting institutions in the world, the New York Times, on Sunday mused aloud about why in the world wars are still waged.

Paul Krugman rightly pointed to the destructive nature of wars even for their victors. He admirably presented the insights of Norman Angell who figured out that war didn’t pay economically over a century ago. But Krugman didn’t get much further than that, his one proposal to explain wars fought by wealthy nations being political gain for the war makers.

White House Brings In Oligarchy Heirs To Discuss Future

By: Monday April 21, 2014 12:05 pm

Though President Obama noted wealth inequality as the defining issue of our time and said “I realize we are not going to resolve all of our political debates over the best ways to reduce inequality and increase upward mobility this year or next year or in the next five years”, less than a year later and the White House is bringing in the heirs to America’s great fortunes not to discuss help with bringing back a meaningful inheritance tax, but planning how those soon to be oligarchs want to shape the country. Talk about a mixed message.

Contra Paul Krugman, Obamacare Is Not an Example of the 1 Percent Losing

By: Monday April 7, 2014 8:01 am

The ACA was at best a 1 percent vs 1 percent internal spat that resulted in some scraps falling off the table.

Dear Dr. Krugman: Please Let Me Explain

By: Saturday February 15, 2014 11:15 am

Paul Krugman can’t explain why the deficit issue has suddenly dropped off the agenda.

Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal Makes Dishonest Arguments Against Inequality

By: Friday January 3, 2014 5:01 pm

The news outlets catering to the market fundamentalists have begun to attack the idea that there even is inequality.

It’s Us or Them

By: Sunday December 15, 2013 10:29 am

The hyper-rich intend to screw the 99%. It’s us or them.

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