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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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Austerity Economics: Starving the Beast, RIP


Paul Krugman / Starve the beast: Fiscal calamity is the GOP’s plan to shrink government Tuesday, February 23, 2010 OK, the beast is starving. Now what? That’s the question confronting Republicans. But they’re refusing to answer, or even to engage … Continue reading

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Americas “Grey Eminence:” Grover Norquist


Whatever you think representative government might be, don’t think it necessarily represents you.  The “new” Republican party is under the thrall of a “Grey Eminence” who is the founder of Americans for Tax Reform. This “Grey Eminence” was also co-author of Gingrich’s “Contract … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Abandon Obama?


President Barack Obama “Change we can believe in” has come to be an empty slogan.  Once again the Democratic party is on the defensive against a grey eminence which demands that no tax increases be implemented. In fact, it demands … Continue reading

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Forbes: Background on “Starving the Beast” (STB)


Tax Cuts And ‘Starving The Beast’ Bruce Bartlett, 05.07.10, 06:00 AM EDT The most pernicious fiscal doctrine in history. I believe that to a large extent our current budgetary problems stem from the widespread adoption of an idea by Republicans in … Continue reading

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“Starving the Beast” (STB) to Cut Education, Social Security, and Medicare


To the Limit By PAUL KRUGMAN, Published: June 30, 2011    COMMENTS (468) In about a month, if nothing is done, the federal government will hit its legal debt limit. There will be dire consequences if this limit isn’t raised. At best, we’ll suffer … Continue reading

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Anatomy of the American True Believer


G.O.P. Vs. World By DAVID GREENBERG Published: June 29, 2011 AFTER Barack Obama announced new troop withdrawals from Afghanistan last week, it was no surprise to hear rebukes from the mushrooming field of Republican presidential candidates. The surprise came in … Continue reading

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