The time and effort wasted on trying to shame republicans into not being awful would be better spent explaining that the whole point of the tax cuts is to create an excuse to gut social spending.
Vice President Mike Pence’s hometown of Columbus, Indiana, thrived while other cities declined, because J. Irwin Miller, its wealthiest and most prominent industrialist, remained deeply rooted in and committed to his city. He used his clout, money, and a visionary progressive approach to build up Columbus for long-term success. A new biography of him called… Continue reading From The Atlantic: The Rust Belt Didn’t Have to Happen
Call it what it is, burning down the country to collect the insurance money.
Canadian drugs aren’t cheaper because they went on a medical vacation to Canada. They are cheaper because Canadian socialized medicine works.
Trump’s policy of handing over buckets of cash to farmers to compensate them for the damage his trade policy is causing them is far more socialist than anything the democrats are suggesting. This is the MAGA lined road to serfdom. From: econbrowser.com https://econbrowser.com/archives/2019/05/for-corev-waiting-for-soybeans-to-break-800
“U.S. consumers and businesses are paying more than $900,000 a year for every job saved or created by Trump steel tariffs, according to calculations by experts at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. The cost is more than 13 times the typical salary of a steelworker, according to Labor Department data, and it is similar… Continue reading Trump’s steel tariffs cost U.S. consumers $900,000 for every job created, experts say
“The Congressional Budget Office projects that this year’s deficit will be $897 billion — a 15.1 percent increase over last year’s imbalance of $779 billion. In the coming years, the CBO forecasts that the deficit will keep rising, top $1 trillion annually beginning in 2022 and never drop below $1 trillion through 2029. “… Continue reading Milestone: National Debt Tops $22 Trillion For The First Time In History
Noticeably lacking in argumentum ad Venezuela, any reason why Venezuela is a better analogue than Canada or Western Europe. “Maybe you disagree with all these policy ideas. But if your first response, literally, is to scream “Venezuela,” you’re demonstrating both your unscrupulousness and your lack of any serious arguments for your position.” Source: Opinion | The… Continue reading Krugman | The Venezuela Calumny – The New York Times
We need go-go capitalism to afford a generous welfare state, and people won’t support go-go capitalism without a safety net. “Socialists” and Republicans forget different parts of this lesson. “Socialism” vs. “capitalism” is a false dichotomy “We need go-go capitalism to afford a generous welfare state, and people won’t support go-go capitalism without a safety… Continue reading “Socialism” vs. “capitalism” is a false dichotomy
Uber and Lyft have long argued that they are a complement to mass transit, and that with the growth of their pooled-ride services they are reducing individual car use, congestion and pollution in this city and others. Not so, according to a report released Wednesday. via Ride-sharing causes far more city traffic than it prevents:… Continue reading Ride-sharing causes far more city traffic than it prevents: report