Daily Archives: November 24, 2009 @ 3:19 pm (Tuesday)

Krugman on ‘The Phantom Menace’

[Skip to the end] Thanks, problem areas in yellow that tend to discredit what he’s saying. He needs our help bad! The Phantom Menace By Paul Krugman Nov 22 (NYT) — A funny thing happened on the way to a … Continue reading

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Consumer Confidence

[Skip to the end] Not looking good. Looks like something bad did happen back in July. The combo of modestly rising GDP, with rising unemployment due to productivity is very unattractive politically. Deficit myths keep them doing anything substantive. Still … Continue reading

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Orszag attending Obama Afghan meetings

[Skip to the end] Yes, the deficit reduction polls are likely having a lot of influence on policy going into the 2010 elections and are a major obstacle to any kind of meaningful recovery. And, worst of all, it was … Continue reading

Posted in Deficit, Government Spending, Politics, Uncategorized |

Galbraith on what can be done

[Skip to the end] Old Mistakes Die Hard As part of the Roosevelt Institute’s 10-part series on the Jobs Crisis, running on the New Deal 2.0 blog from Nov. 12-25, I was asked to reflect on what can be done … Continue reading

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