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Paul Krugman on Twitter

“It’s normal to feel that people you disagree with politically are offering bad solutions to our problems. But Trump has brought something new: his policy agenda is almost entirely directed at problems we don’t have – problems that exist only in his warped imagination 1/” Paul Krugman on Twitter The whole thread is worth reading […]

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Republicans’ Tax Lies Show the Rot Spreads Wide and Runs Deep

On Thursday morning, The New York Times revealed that Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, has been lying for months about Republican tax plans. via Republicans’ Tax Lies Show the Rot Spreads Wide and Runs Deep

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Wrecking the Ship of State

Wrecking the Ship of State After Donald Trump’s surprise election victory, many people on the right and even in the center tried to make the case that he wouldn’t really be that bad. Every time he showed a hint of self-restraint — even if it amounted to nothing more than reading his lines without ad-libbing […]

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Goodbye Spin, Hello Raw Dishonesty

Goodbye Spin, Hello Raw Dishonesty At this point it’s easier to list the Trump officials who haven’t been caught lying under oath than those who have.

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Reagan, Trump, and Manufacturing

Reagan, Trump, and Manufacturing What produces manufacturing decline is not “trade deals” but stupid industrial and macroeconomic policies–like those of Reagan, and now Trump. This is a must read.

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An Affordable Truth

Why should you believe that cutting emissions is affordable? First, because financial incentives work. Action on climate, if it happens, will take the form of “cap and trade”: businesses won’t be told what to produce or how, but they will have to buy permits to cover their emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. […]