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Three card Monte with Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid
The upward redistribution of income is the real threat to future living standards, argues Baker.
Last updated: 18 Mar 2013 09:05 GMT
The US government has a huge amount of assets that it could sell at any time and thereby reduce its debt, writes Baker.
Last updated: 18 Feb 2013 09:33 GMT
Larry Summers and the Davos scam
Economist Larry Summers is presumably not the only "expert" who crafts a message to please the sponsors, writes Baker.
Last updated: 04 Feb 2013 10:01 GMT
Deeds over words: Why Obama's inaugural fell short
As a speech, Obama's second inaugural address stood out from the historical norm — but his actions lag far behind.
Last updated: 29 Jan 2013 09:21 GMT
Top CEOs plan to loot US social programmes
A top CEO plan to curb social programmes will be bad for everyone - except them.
Last updated: 24 Jan 2013 12:54 GMT
Four more years of 'it could have been worse'
Four years after Obama's historic inauguration, the biggest change is that there is no hope for the economy.
Last updated: 22 Jan 2013 10:48 GMT
Will Japan lead the path away from the fiscal cliff?
If Abe manages to restore Japan to a healthy growth path perhaps it will put an end to austerity economics in the US.
Last updated: 07 Jan 2013 11:02 GMT
Why are we debating cuts to Social Security?
While the vast majority of Democrats strongly support Social Security, the folks who finance the campaigns do not.
Last updated: 26 Dec 2012 09:58 GMT
Profit share hits record high
If economic debates in the US were focused on reality, the demand gap would be at the centre of the discussion.
Last updated: 11 Dec 2012 07:55 GMT
Fighting back against the eurozone tyrants
Crisis countries in Europe must find more ways to tilt the market to produce more favourable outcomes for workers.
Last updated: 28 Nov 2012 09:46 GMT
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Displaced CAR Muslims in dire straits
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'Enough is enough': US anti-racism protests
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Uruguayans cautiously welcome former inmates
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Australia's indigenous incarceration crisis
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
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