economy

Corruption At The Heart Of American Politics And Economic Inequality

Lawrence Lessig talks about corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. Then Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health, lifespan, even such basic values as trust.

Tea Party Senator suffers from Political Tourette Syndrome, says no ‘more compromise’ is needed

The 112th Congress will be remembered as the most unproductive session since the 1940s. Unrelenting tea partiers swept the House in 2010, giving not even an iota of compromise, but never mind those pesky facts; this tea partier believes they have compromised enough. Cruz hasn’t compromised so that rather negates his assertion. Freshman tea party Sen. Ted Cruz […]

Tea Party Senator suffers from Political Tourette Syndrome, says no 'more compromise' is needed

The 112th Congress will be remembered as the most unproductive session since the 1940s. Unrelenting tea partiers swept the House in 2010, giving not even an iota of compromise, but never mind those pesky facts; this tea partier believes they have compromised enough. Cruz hasn’t compromised so that rather negates his assertion. Freshman tea party Sen. Ted Cruz […]

This is rich: Fox Contributor & Economist claims Obama “put a pistol to the head of the middle class”

Conservatives  continue to deny that we didn’t just have an election where the victor won by popular vote which puts this sort of rhetoric to rest. Fox News contributor and University of Maryland economics professor Peter Morici discussed the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ talks on America’s Newsroom Sunday. Mediaite reports, “Referring to the president’s “my way or the highway” approach […]

This is rich: Fox Contributor & Economist claims Obama "put a pistol to the head of the middle class"

Conservatives  continue to deny that we didn’t just have an election where the victor won by popular vote which puts this sort of rhetoric to rest. Fox News contributor and University of Maryland economics professor Peter Morici discussed the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ talks on America’s Newsroom Sunday. Mediaite reports, “Referring to the president’s “my way or the highway” approach […]

Obama in Detroit: “So called Right-to-work laws don’t have anything to do with economics. They have to do with politics.”

This must have been awkward. President Obama flew in for a visit to Detroit, Michigan. One of the politicians meeting the President was Governor Rick Snyder, who has popped up in the news far too frequently in recent days after pursuing his party’s anti-union agenda. During his speech which was geared toward the economy and his administration’s […]

Obama in Detroit: "So called Right-to-work laws don’t have anything to do with economics. They have to do with politics.”

This must have been awkward. President Obama flew in for a visit to Detroit, Michigan. One of the politicians meeting the President was Governor Rick Snyder, who has popped up in the news far too frequently in recent days after pursuing his party’s anti-union agenda. During his speech which was geared toward the economy and his administration’s […]

Fiscal Cliffing: GOPers push for Austerity in U.S. even though Austerity caused second recession in 4 years in Europe

While Republicans  are reportedly soul searching in an attempt to find out what could have possibly gone wrong after offering up one of the weakest candidates possible, then tossed him under the bus after they were defeated, perhaps learning from past mistakes would be the way to go. For example, Republicans do not want to […]

GOP implosion: 53 percent of Americans say GOPers would and should lose the fiscal cliff blame game

Republicans have been seeking or claiming to have leverage in the ‘fiscal cliff’ talks but it just flew out the window. According to a Washington Post/Pew Poll released Tuesday 53 percent of Americans polled said Congressional Republicans are more to blame if GOP leaders failed to negotiate a deal. Only 27 percent would blame President Obama. Most […]

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