Posts Tagged ‘Paul Krugman’

Equal Opportunity Balderdash

Filed under: Economy | Politics — by Will Kirkland 01/9/2012 @ 1:43:26 PM
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It is always amazing to me how much people use “equal opportunity” as a euphemism for “personal catapult.”  Every business person I have ever met believes in advantage for self.  … [Keep reading >>]

Have Some Mercury With that Vote

Filed under: Environment — by Will Kirkland 12/26/2011 @ 7:59:31 PM
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Krugman on the GOP trying to kill a great EPA ruling:

These rules [Environmental Protection Agency standards on mercury and air toxics for power plants]  are long overdue: we were supposed … [Keep reading >>]

Europe’s Very Serious People Can’t Fix A Bucket

Filed under: Economy — by Will Kirkland 10/24/2011 @ 4:26:56 PM
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Krugman is plenty worried about the inability of the European Economic elite to fix the hole in their bucket.

The story of postwar Europe is deeply inspiring. Out of the ruins … [Keep reading >>]

Angry At the Right People

Filed under: Action! | Citizen Action — by Will Kirkland 10/8/2011 @ 7:05:54 AM
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Paul Krugman, in the New York Times and across the ocean in the Herald Tribune:

There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear, but we may, at long last, … [Keep reading >>]

Left to the Wolves

Filed under: Republicans — by Will Kirkland 09/16/2011 @ 7:49:38 AM
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Krugman takes on the profound cruelty at the heart of the GOP dream
 CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Representative Ron Paul what we should do if a 30-year-old man who chose not … [Keep reading >>]

The Crime and Punishment View of Debt

Filed under: Economy — by Will Kirkland 09/12/2011 @ 10:52:56 AM
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If all the economics you ever read is in Krugman’s columns you’ll know a lot more than most people.  Here he elucidates the problem of regarding debts as a moral … [Keep reading >>]

Eric The Thug (Cantor) – At It Again

Filed under: FrontPage — by Will Kirkland 09/2/2011 @ 1:23:32 PM

“Have you left no sense of decency?” That’s the question Joseph Welch famously asked Joseph McCarthy, as the red-baiting demagogue tried to ruin yet another innocent citizen. And these days, … [Keep reading >>]

The Conservative Hot Tub Time Machine

Filed under: Economy — by Will Kirkland 09/2/2011 @ 1:18:50 PM
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From Krugman on David manly-man Brooks (or perhaps the Conservative Candide .. waxing euphoric about the best of all possible conservative worlds….)

I was struck by a passage in David Brooks’s column … [Keep reading >>]

Jobs Not Deficits – Fer the Luva Pete!

Filed under: Economy — by Will Kirkland 08/11/2011 @ 8:20:41 PM
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“For more than a year and a half — ever since President Obama chose to make deficits, not jobs,, the central focus of the 2010 State of the Union address … [Keep reading >>]

Krugman: It’s Not The Economics It’s the Politics

Filed under: Economy | Politics — by Will Kirkland 08/10/2011 @ 10:40:54 AM
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…what makes America look unreliable isn’t budget math, it’s politics. And please, let’s not have the usual declarations that both sides are at fault. Our problems are almost entirely one-sided … [Keep reading >>]

The Malevolent Ex-Maestro

Filed under: Economy — by Will Kirkland 07/30/2011 @ 11:39:41 AM
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From Krugman
After playing a key role in creating the greatest economic disaster in three generations, you might have expected Alan Greenspan to lie low. But no, he’s out there issuing … [Keep reading >>]

The Problem is Republican Extremism

Filed under: Economy | Republicans — by Will Kirkland 07/29/2011 @ 11:01:29 AM
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Krugman says it right: We have a moderately conservative President and right wing extremism that is portrayed as equally balanced by Democrats.

Rise up!

The facts of the crisis over the debt … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

Perhaps an honest world will never exist. But what's to keep us from dreaming? If each one of us tries to change, maybe we'll succeed.

Rita Atria -- The Sicilian Rebel

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