Tag Archives: Politics and Economics

Paul Krugman: Pepperoni Turns Partisan

Paul Krugman: “So what do contributions in the last election cycle say? The Democrats are, not too surprisingly, the party of Big Labor (or what’s left of it) and Big Law: unions and lawyers are the most pro-Democratic major interest … Continue reading

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R. Law commented at NYT: “Whatever happened to the Bush White House emails ?”

I do not recommend this Frank Bruni piece. But it does give a different reading from my previous post. What I like about the piece below, is that it brought out the following comment: R. Law is a trusted commenter … Continue reading

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The Obama team obviously knew Hillary Clinton was using her personal email account and allowed it.

I just posted the following comment in the NYT: Hilary Clinton is a great woman and leader of this country. The Obama team obviously knew she was using her personal email account and allowed it. It probably was legal. It … Continue reading

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We need a Scott Walker in Connecticut, to give us relief from an out of control public sector.

I can not tell who is right and who is wrong in Wisconsin. I invite the NYT and its commenters to help me. Through out the 20th century, unions were desperately needed. We read John Stenbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath … Continue reading

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We need a little more Greece in the European economy.

 Paul Krugman ends his column: “Meanwhile, the first real debtor revolt against austerity is off to a decent start, even if nobody believes it. What’s the Greek for “Keep calm and carry on”?” What Greece Won Why all the negative … Continue reading

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Princeton Professor says Knowlege ain’t everything!

This Paul Krugman piece is great. I followed one of the links to a lecture by Larry Summers supporting that education is not the issue. Shout out to Don Cardwell for putting on my Faceboook page the piece by Krugman, … Continue reading

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Krugman: The republican candidates turn to supply siders for support. Lindsay: How this relates to Climate Change deniers.

Paul Krugman: :  “For those unfamiliar with the phrase, “charlatans and cranks” is associated with N. Gregory Mankiw, a professor at Harvard who served for a time as George W. Bush’s chief economic adviser. In the first edition of his … Continue reading

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John Podesta moves from helping Barack Obama, to Helping Hillary Clinton

I wasn’t particularly aware of John Podesta. Peter Baker writes in the NYT: “Mr. Obama tried to recruit him to join the administration, an entreaty he resisted until early 2014 when the presidency was flailing and he agreed to come … Continue reading

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Krugman supports Obama’s call for more spending.

Paul Krugman: “It goes without saying that Mr. Obama’s fiscal proposals, like everything he does, will be attacked by Republicans. He’s also, however, sure to face criticism from self-proclaimed centrists accusing him of irresponsibly abandoning the fight against long-term budget … Continue reading

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Inclusive Capitalism ideas appear in Obama’s State of the Union speech.

“Not only would Obama raise capital gains tax rates from 23.8 to 28 percent for couples making more than $500,000 in taxable income, but he would eliminate a provision in tax law that allows the very rich to avoid taxation … Continue reading

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