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Smart people, stupid people, and budget politics
The media's job is to inform the public, but when it comes to the US budget, they obfuscate.
Last updated: 08 Oct 2013 11:42 GMT
Anniversary present for Wall Street banks: A financial speculation tax
A tax on financial transactions will reign in banks and other financial institutions, and may prevent another crisis.
Last updated: 16 Sep 2013 12:57 GMT
Larry Summers as ineffectual regulator: Tall tales from the White House
The Obama administration is rewriting history in its bid to appoint Larry Summers as Federal Reserve Board Chair.
Last updated: 20 Aug 2013 17:42 GMT
Buy American: A counter to anti-deficit bias
"Buy American" provisions shouldn't be overlooked when negotiating Trans-Pacific Partnership and US-EU trade agreement.
Last updated: 24 Jul 2013 13:58 GMT
British Labour Party rejects Evolution, endorses Creationism
Misplaced policy and macroeconomic priorities are leading the Labour party down an erroneous path of deficit reduction.
Last updated: 09 Jul 2013 08:05 GMT
The Ben Bernanke pre-mature taper blues
The Federal Reserve chairman should be more daring when it comes to reducing unemployment rates in the US.
Last updated: 24 Jun 2013 15:38 GMT
The end of a psuedo-scientific illusion
"Debtgate", like Saddam Hussein's non-existent WMDs, is just one more example of that process in action.
Last updated: 03 May 2013 09:28 GMT
Political corruption and the 'free trade' racket
The US-EU free trade pact and TPP are about securing regulatory gains for major corporate interests, writes Baker.
Last updated: 29 Apr 2013 15:53 GMT
Obama's imaginary budget-cut mandate
Budget cuts to Social Security and Medicare have long been on Obama's private agenda, supporters have been in denial.
Last updated: 18 Apr 2013 13:33 GMT
Will Social Security be unchained?
We should be looking to increase, not decrease Social Security, argues Baker.
Last updated: 15 Apr 2013 08:22 GMT
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