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Starving the Beast: How America Became a Downwardly Mobile Economy


It’s hard to be downwardly mobile.  While the BRIC countries were (more or less) surfing the emerging market waves the USA has been studiously and blindly working to become downwardly mobile.  While the body of this article looks at the … Continue reading

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Norquist 2012: Fade to Grey Specter?


I have long questioned the ability of an ideological sophist (lobbyist) to influence (blackmail) the representatives of we, the people, to vote against the interests of the people in order to remain our representatives.  The people’s house, the house of … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences of Student Loans


 I’m totally in sympathy with Ellen.  Once upon a time education was factored into the cost of growing an economy and built into the economy by supporting public education.  At some point the cost of growing the economy  began to … Continue reading

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American Democracy: The Illusion and the Truth


Money, democracy, and Oligarchy. the hidden hand of power http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower/2011/10/2011102683719370179.html

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Robert Reich: The Republican’s Social-Darwinist Budget Plan


For those with curious bent Social Darwinism may seem to be a fuzzy concept.  So, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Darwinism provides a (relatively) non-technical explanation.  We know that arctic hares that are white in the winter turn brown in the summer.  Those that do the opposite … Continue reading

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Oops! Krugman Explains Who Actually Gets Welfare


Moochers Against Welfare By PAUL KRUGMAN, Published: February 16, 2012, COMMENTS (716) First, Atlas shrugged. Then he scratched his head in puzzlement. Modern Republicans are very, very conservative; you might even (if you were Mitt Romney) say, severely conservative. Political scientists who use Congressional … Continue reading

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Obama’s “European-Style Welfare Culture”


  The Republican Myth of Obama’s “Entitlement Society” WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012 One of the few things Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich agree on is that President Obama is turning America into “ European-style welfare culture.” In his standard stump speech … Continue reading

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