Do Soak The Rich

By: Sunday October 12, 2014 11:37 am

Rich people and their minions don’t like talk of raw power. They want you to think they deserve their towering wealth and income, even when it comes out of your wallet.


FDL Book Salon Welcomes Dean Baker, Getting Back To Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People

By: Sunday January 19, 2014 1:59 pm

In 2009 there was the Keynesian moment. With the economy shedding hundreds of thousands of jobs a month, with the financial system imploding and GDP crashing, the US government stepped in with a stimulus bill designed to get spending started, to boost the states, and to invest for the long-term. At a spending level nowhere near the challenged, President Obama still managed to oversell what it would deliver. By 2010, with unemployment still high, Democrats would silently walk away from the entire endeavour.

This lead to the counter-Keynesian assault of 2011-2012, politically lead by the Tea Party in Congress.

Home Lock: Foreclosures Driving Up Unemployment

By: Friday September 24, 2010 8:59 am

any people in the states worst hit by the foreclosure crisis–FL, NV, AZ, CA–have to stick with crappy jobs because there’s no way they can move to where people are hiring.

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