Monthly Archives: December 2012

Here’s the Thing

What is it about the fiscal cliff that makes economists think it will be disastrous and send us into recession (whether it is most economists or select ones. You are right that it will send us into recession; the disagreement … Continue reading

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Where the fiscal hype will hurt

Though social security and Medicare are not among the programs that will face automatic cuts should nothing be done before January 1st, there are important things that will be cut, as this Scientific American article points out. A lot of … Continue reading

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Extreme Melting

In my last long post I tried to make the case that we are actually living under pretty extreme right-wing policies. That post was about the fiscal hype. I think the policies go beyond that. As this from Scientific American … Continue reading

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A Challenge to Blog Readers

Watch this little animated video narrated by Ed Asner that explains how we got to where we are. The challenge is to 1) explain how it is factually inaccurate. Or, if you find it to be a more or less … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the Budget Hype

“I got 98% of what I wanted. I’m pretty happy.” Remember those words? The media apparently doesn’t, or they would have asked him about them at some point these last few weeks while the speaker of those words has been … Continue reading

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BP and corporations

We’ve been talking about a lot of things, and I’m hoping this will be the first of a few short posts addressing some of the issues (time will tell; depends how much Christmas stuff I get done). Jim, you have … Continue reading

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Small is Beautiful

This fuss over the Sequester (I refuse to use the Fiscal Cliff term) surrounding the government’s inability to compromise and get something done regarding a previous inability to come to a compromise over our budget and the deficit is getting … Continue reading

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