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January 2, 2011

How Does Paul Krugman See The Future?

Filed under: elections — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:09 am

Paul Krugman wrote this for the current New York Review of Books.  It’s about the grim two years ahead for Obama and Democrats unless the party distances itself from its alleged leader.

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2011/jan/13/where-do-we-go-here/

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December 3, 2010

Obama’s Moral Collapse?

Filed under: elections — Tags: , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:29 am

Our favorite economist says President Obama, who should have come out fighting to protect the unemployed, the START treaty, and Social Security, instead froze federal wages – a bargaining chip given over to his adversaries with no response.  Has he lost his rudder?  Must Congressional Democrats provide their own leadership?  What does this forfend for 2012 Presidential primaries?

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/03/opinion/03krugman.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

August 23, 2010

Krugman On Tax Cuts For The Wealthy

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:26 am

The Republicans and conservative Democrats want to extend the Bush tax cuts at enormous cost to the federal budget.  They say it would benefit small businesses.  How many small businessmen do you know who make several million dollars a year?  No.  This is about greed and it is a serious threat to the Republic.  Read our favorite economist on the subject.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/23/opinion/23krugman.html?emc=eta1

August 9, 2010

Private Affluence, Public Squalor

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:17 am

John Kenneth Galbraith railed against private affluence and public squalor years ago.  Now our legislatures are mandating public squalor at unprecendented levels – street lights turned off, bridges not maintained.  Our favorite economist, Paul Krugman, has a column about this today.  The problem is of course lack of funds to maintain the infrastructure.  To some extent that shortage is due to excessive military spending – see www.25percentsolution.com – and to some extent it is caused by a failure to properly tax the wealthy since the days of George W. Bush.  We are increasingly living in a third world country.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/09/opinion/09krugman.html?_r=1&ref=opinion