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Apr 24, 2013
boyce
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Austerity’s emperors have no clothes

Stephen Colbert skewers the Harvard economists whose flawed research underpins austerity politics:

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/425748/april-23-2013/austerity-s-spreadsheet-error

Check out Colbert’s interview with UMass-Amherst economics graduate student Thomas Herndon, who showed that austerity’s emperors have no clothes:

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/425749/april-23-2013/austerity-s-spreadsheet-error—thomas-herndon

Read all about it here and here.

Apr 8, 2013
boyce
Comments Off on Who’s got the world’s wealth?

Who’s got the world’s wealth?

The world’s richest 300 people have as much wealth as the poorest 3 billion:

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWSxzjyMNpU

Mar 25, 2013
boyce
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Defend Social Security, or else

Check it out, kids:

Source: http://www.justscrapthecap.com/

Mar 4, 2013
boyce
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Wealth inequality in America: seeing reality

Check out the differences between (i) what 9 out of 10 Americans think is the ideal degree of wealth inequality; (ii) what they think wealth inequality really is; and (iii) what it really is.

Source: New Economics Institute.

Jan 12, 2013
boyce
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What a deal

The fiscal cliff deal was a “crony capitalist blowout,” in the words of the Wall Street Journal. Bill Moyers explains why:

Source: http://billmoyers.com/segment/bill-moyers-essay-the-crony-capitalist-blowout/.

Dec 20, 2012
boyce
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Race to the bottom

Econ4’s Jerry Epstein breaks downs the fallacy of ‘tax incentives’ as a lure to investment:

Source: The Real News Network.

Read the New York Times story on corporate tax giveaways here.

Dec 9, 2012
boyce
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Local business: Not just a smaller version of big business

Stacey Mitchell of the Institute for Self-Reliance says changing where you shop is only the first step:

Source: http://www.ilsr.org/

Dec 6, 2012
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20,000 People a Year Die From Effects of Fossil Fuel Generation

Econ4’s own James Boyce calls out fossil fuel companies’ “low-level terrorism”, responsible for 20,000 American deaths every year.

From The Real News

Oct 23, 2012
boyce
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Waste

The food thrown away in Europe and North America would be enough to feed all the hungry people in the world three times over.

 

Source: http://whypoverty.net/en_GB/video/128.

Oct 12, 2012
boyce
Comments Off on How the rich can create jobs: pay taxes!

How the rich can create jobs: pay taxes!

Nick Hanauer, a successful capitalist, on why inequality is bad and taxes on the rich are good for job creation:

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBx2Y5HhplI