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Apr 24, 2013
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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.

Jan 25, 2013
boyce
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Opportunity cost

Quiz 4 the day: Who said this?

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.

 

Answer: President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953.

Bonus question: What was his political party?

Quoted in Jill Lepore’s short history of the military-industrial complex in this week’s New Yorker. Read it here.

Jan 12, 2013
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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/.

May 18, 2012
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People’s Guide to the Federal Budget

New from the National Priorities Project:

The only thing stronger than money in politics is an informed electorate.

 

Find the report here.

 

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