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The Biggest Economic Myths, Debunked
Posted on: Dec 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Can we please stop repeating these myths?
Why the Love Affair Between Government and Big Finance Must End
Posted on: Jul 29, 2014, Source: Beat the Press
Finance in America promotes little more than inequality and waste.
Don't Buy the 'Sharing Economy' Hype—Airbnb and Uber Facilitate Rip-offs
Posted on: May 27, 2014, Source: The Guardian
Dodging taxes and regulation isn't just disruptive, it's bad for the economy.
4 Burning Questions for Janet Yellen as She Testifies Before Congress on the Economy
Posted on: May 6, 2014, Source: Beat the Press
On May 7 and 8, the world financial markets -- and Congress -- will be hanging on the Fed Chief's every word.
Texas May Have Job Growth, But the Quality of Life Really Sucks
Posted on: Mar 25, 2014, Source: Beat the Press
Let's cut through conservative baloney about Texas and California.
Locking Up the Banksters: It's Not Hard!
Posted on: Mar 17, 2014, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research
A bottom-up strategy could use little fish to go after big sharks.
The New York Times' Reporting on Obama's Budget is a Big Joke
Posted on: Mar 12, 2014, Source: Beat the Press
There is no excuse for budget reporting that flunks the basic task of informing readers.
Why Obamacare is Scary for the Folks Who Want Their Toilets Cleaned on the Cheap
Posted on: Feb 25, 2014, Source: Beat the Press
It's so hard to find dirt-cheap help these days!
Why the Fear That a Robot Will Take Your Job is Ridiculous
Posted on: Feb 5, 2014, Source: Beat the Press
The rich are your problem, not the robots.
Obama Teams Up with Big Business to Push Through Horrible Secret Trade Deal
Posted on: Jan 21, 2014, Source: Beat the Press
Just like NAFTA, the TPP is bolstered by lies and forced on the people by corporate greed.
All Eyes on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, America's Leading Progressive
Posted on: Jan 6, 2014, Source: The Guardian
There are limits to what a big city mayor can do, but Mayor de Blasio can make a difference for both the people of New York and the country.
Massive Inequality Didn't Just Happen—It Was Engineered by Conservative Government Policies
Posted on: Dec 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Inequality in America is the result of a whole range of policies intended to redistribute income upward.
How Elizabeth Warren Upset the DC Establishment's Plans to Weaken Social Security
Posted on: Dec 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Warren's support for raising Social Security benefits could be exactly what we need to move the discussion of retirement income in a positive direction.
Government Policy Designed for the One Percent Screws Walmart Workers
Posted on: Dec 3, 2013, Source: Beat the Press
Bad policy has redistributed income away from working people to the rich.
Bubbles are Not Funny: The 99% Gets Blasted When They Burst
Posted on: Nov 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Paul Krugman gets it really wrong on the dangers of asset bubbles.
No, Obama Didn't Lie to You About Your Health Care Plans
Posted on: Nov 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet
The claim that President Obama lied in saying that people could keep their insurance looks like another Fox News special.
Why Alan Greenspan Owes America a Big Apology
Posted on: Oct 31, 2013, Source: The Guardian
There must be accountability for the man who blew the bubble until it burst--then said it wasn't his fault
How Alan Greenspan Destroyed America
Posted on: Oct 28, 2013, Source: The Guardian
The former Fed chair is promoting his new book. He should admit his role in the housing crisis, not insult our intelligence.
Is a Debt Default the Only Way to Get Americans Working Again?
Posted on: Oct 1, 2013, Source: Beat the Press
If the dollar actually lost its value, that would be good news for workers.
Obamacare: It's Better Than You Think
Posted on: Sep 25, 2013, Source: Huffington Post
With so much misinformation floating around, here's the straight dope.
Larry Summers and Jeff Bezos Get Virtually No Scrutiny by the Media, Just Awe and Praise
Posted on: Aug 14, 2013, Source: CEPR
It will be a big step forward when reporters and columnists are able to look at the people they consider brilliant with open eyes and talk about their accomplishments and failures in a serious way.
Celebrate the Defeat of the Granny Bashers! Billionaire-backed Campaign Fails to Cut Social Security and Medicare
Posted on: Jun 18, 2013, Source: Beat the Press
The Peter Peterson-inspired Campaign to Fix the Debt could not convince Americans to hurt seniors.
Could Senator Warren's Idea for Cheap Student Loans Help Make Rich Kids Richer?
Posted on: Jun 6, 2013, Source: Beat the Press
Hidden subsidies sometimes have unintended consequences.
Why Does The Washington Post Think It's Bad News that the Absurd GOP Budget Strategy is Falling Apart?
Posted on: May 9, 2013, Source: Beat the Press
Apparently the Post didn't get the memo that deficit reduction is completely discredited.
Why American CEOs Get Paid Way More Than CEOs Anywhere Else (Hint: It's Not Performance Based)
Posted on: Apr 18, 2013, Source: Smirking Chimp
How have we allowed CEOs to make 30 or 40 times the pay of typical workers, and how to make it better.
The Scary Truth About Seniors and Money
Posted on: Mar 3, 2013, Source: Beat the Press
A new Pew report on wealth by age group is being used to obscure reality.
Economy Shrinks -- Here's Why It's Not Bad News ...
Posted on: Jan 30, 2013, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research
A sharp drop in government spending, heavily concentrated in defense, coupled with a decline in inventories caused GDP to shrink at a 0.1 percent rate.
Timothy Geithner Saved Wall Street, Not the Economy
Posted on: Jan 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet
So long, Timmy. It's been pretty awful knowing ya.
The Planned 3 Percent Cut to Social Security; Obama and the Democrats Are on Board
Posted on: Jan 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet
The bottom line is that President Obama and many leading Democrats are prepared to give seniors a larger hit to their income than they gave to the over $250,000 crowd.
Why the Country's Top Economists Keep Making Wildly Stupid Claims
Posted on: Nov 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Underwater homeowners can't explain the weak recovery. It's reduced demand and wiped out housing wealth.
The Washington Post Backs the GOP's Economic Voodoo
Posted on: Feb 3, 2012, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Time Magazine Ignores Reality to Promote Paul Ryan's "Right-Wing Social Engineering" Plan to End Medicare
Posted on: Dec 16, 2011, Source: Beat the Press
Declining Labor Force Participation Leads to Sharp Drop in Unemployment
Posted on: Dec 2, 2011, Source: CEPR
Economy Generated Just 80,000 Jobs in October, Don't Expect Big Drop in Unemployment Soon
Posted on: Nov 4, 2011, Source: CEPR
Washington Post Discards All Journalistic Standards In Attack on Social Security
Posted on: Oct 30, 2011, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Jobs Report: Growth, While Weak, Mostly Came from Health Care Employment
Posted on: Oct 7, 2011, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Bleak Jobs Report: Zero Job Growth in August, as Unemployment Rate Remains Stable
Posted on: Sep 2, 2011, Source: CEPR
Employment Rate Hits New Low as Economy Creates 117,000 Jobs in July
Posted on: Aug 5, 2011, Source: CEPR
On Ron Paul's 'Screw the Fed' Plan for Dealing with Debt Ceiling Showdown
Posted on: Jul 8, 2011, Source: The New Republic
David Brooks Gets It Wrong Again; Blames Fannie Mae for Big Banks' Mortgage Crisis
Posted on: Jun 17, 2011, Source: Beat the Press
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