Life Outside the Overton Window

By: Sunday March 10, 2013 11:00 am

The only policies inside the Overton Window are those that benefit the hyper-rich. Too bad about that democracy thing.

 

Paul Ryan’s Hammock

By: Thursday January 27, 2011 7:15 pm

How stands the Social Security discussion in Washington following State-of-the-Union night? More or less where it was before. Which, for defenders of the program is mostly not good.

President Obama honored his pledge to congressional Democrats over the previous weekend not to endorse cuts to the program. In fact, he went a bit farther, rejecting any plan that would include “slashing benefits for future generations.”

There’s more to say about that. But first, what about Paul Ryan and that Michele Bachmann?

“Inside Job” – The Heist of Our Lives

By: Saturday October 9, 2010 4:15 pm

Charles Ferguson has made a documentary that must be seen if you want to understand why the same people who let the housing bubble and the 2008 financial meltdown happen are still in charge. But if you can’t go out and see Inside Job right away (it opened in New York and Los Angeles Friday), read Ferguson’s article, “Larry Summers and the Subversion of Economics,” summarizing his case in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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