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Nut Cases

The Right Sends In the Quacks Covid-19 highlights the conservative reliance on fake experts.   By Paul Krugman/ New York Times / April 20, 2020 Over the past few days there have been noisy, threatening demonstrations at various statehouses demanding … Continue reading

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American Democracy May Be Dying

Authoritarian rule may be just around the corner. By Paul Krugman/ New York Times/ April 9, 2020   If you aren’t terrified both by Covid-19 and by its economic consequences, you haven’t been paying attention. Even though social distancing may … Continue reading

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Paying American Workers: THEN and NOW

Early 20th Century: Early 21st Century:

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ALEC – Expanding Crony Capitalism All Across America

Lobbyists, Guns and Money by Paul Krugman/ New York Times/ March 25, 2012 Florida’s now-infamous Stand Your Ground law, which lets you shoot someone you consider threatening without facing arrest, let alone prosecution, sounds crazy — and it is. And … Continue reading

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BPR Quote of the Day: The End Result of Decades of Craziness

“The GOP isn’t just spectacularly unlucky in its menu of candidates; this is what the party has been for decades. Rick Santorum isn’t someone out of left field; he’s always been what you see now, and he was a central … Continue reading

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BPR Quote of the Day: Men in Suits

“Bear in mind, too, that experience has made it painfully clear that men in suits not only don’t have any monopoly on wisdom, they have very little wisdom to offer.” Paul Krugman from Confronting the Malefactors (NY Times, Oct. 6, … Continue reading

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At Last, a “New” Presidential Candidate Progressives Can Support (Or So We Wish)

A fellow claiming to be President Barack Obama spoke about the economy today in Osawatomie, Kansas.  Although this person looked like President Obama, he did not sound like the centrist President we’ve seen in office the last three years. The … Continue reading

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Oligarchy, American Style

By Paul Krugman    November 3, 2011 Inequality is back in the news, largely thanks to Occupy Wall Street, but with an assist from the Congressional Budget Office. And you know what that means: It’s time to roll out the … Continue reading

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BPR Blog of the Day: Krugman Gets Silly

                         Solving the Financial Crisis “Never mind all the bleak stuff I’ve been writing lately. A solution is at hand! All we need to do is use some of … Continue reading

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A Poor Standard

The Standard and Poor’s credit rating agency, which helped cause the last financial meltdown, downgraded the U.S. Credit rating last week, contributing to a new financial meltdown.  Standard and Poor’s was among the credit agencies that gave its high AAA … Continue reading

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