Tag Archives: American decline

The Utter Stupidity of This Budget Deal

We can all count the ways: government spending is the only positive factor to the economy right now, the cuts aren’t targeted to the least effective subsidies, there are no tax revenues in the deal, etc. Worst of all, we’ll … Continue reading

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Growth Keeps Disappointing Because?

The central bank released new economic projections that showed weaker growth in both 2011 and 2012 than had been forecast just two months ago. Despite the slowdown, the Fed said it will end a program of buying vast sums of … Continue reading

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US Women Are Dying Younger Than Women in Panama and Vietnam

We seem intent on destroying ourselves. In 737 U.S. counties out of more than 3,000, life expectancies for women declined between 1997 and 2007. For life expectancy to decline in a developed nation is rare. Setbacks on this scale have … Continue reading

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Lazy Friday Quote: We Need Some Balanced Policy

But the reality is just the opposite: creditor-friendly policies are crippling the economy. This is a negative-sum game, in which the attempt to protect the rentiers from any losses is inflicting much larger losses on everyone else. And the only … Continue reading

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The Frightening American Political Economy

9.2% unemployment is a scary percentage so far out of the recession. Adding this chart makes the American economic moment pretty frightening. Yet we reach The Exorcist level, shit my pants grade when I read comments like this: “As catastrophic … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Irony Using Political Violence as an Example

Irony: Being tread on by a person wearing a “Don’t Tread on Me” button Multiple accounts confirm a left-leaning protester was curb stomped by Rand Paul supporters outside a Senate debate at the Kentucky Educational Television building in Lexington. The … Continue reading

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Read It And Weep

Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president. Oh My God He Said This To Republicans: Defeating Obama > creating employment opportunities Defeating Obama … Continue reading

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Scott Walker Didn’t Learn that Making Your Font Size Bigger Doesn’t Get You a Better Paper

These are tough times: 10 million in unemployment insurance, a record number of uninsured, household debt against GDP is the highest at least since 1975 (our economy is 70% driven by consumer spending – making these levels of economic activity … Continue reading

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