Category Archives: Economy

Jobless In America

On Point, a Boston-based national talk program, aired on many NPR stations, is one of the best in the U.S. They aired a program this week on the toll that unemployment takes on a country and on individuals, by including two people who are currently unemployed in the conversation. It’s really worth hearing. Click here… Continue Reading

NYT: How The Deficit Got This Big

NYT: How The Deficit Got This Big

The New York Times’ Teresa Tritch breaks down the myths of the deficits and points out, ” the Bush tax cuts have had a huge damaging effect. If all of them expired as scheduled at the end of 2012, future deficits would be cut by about half, to sustainable levels.” Read The Story Continue Reading

Thom Hartmann: Supply-Side Economics is “Voo-Doo” Economics

Thom Hartmann: Supply-Side Economics is “Voo-Doo” Economics

Hard-core Republican theories of economics have lead us down a dangerous path, with many believing we may actually be at the point of no return.  It wasn’t supposed to be this way….how and why did they manage to hijack our economy?  The defeat of Barry Goldwater and the disappointment felt by hard-core believers in the theory of “what’s mine is mine… Continue Reading