Economist Stephanie Kelton

To guarantee a living wage, make government the employer of last resort

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Economist Kelton’s fix for employment: “Create competition” between gov’t and the private sector for employees.
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A plan to close Social Security field offices and outsource its work

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From a leaked SSA planning doc — they’re closing their field offices & outsourcing (but shh, don’t tell anyone).
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European voters fire a warning shot over the heads of their political elites

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Losers in the European election — mainstream parties. Winners — anti-mainstream parties on both left and right.
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Are Dems who propose cuts to Social Security “stupid” or just doing risk-analysis?

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Why do Democrats persist in offering unpopular proposals? Are they stupid, or smart in a different way?
Job recovery by recession since WW II. Our non-recovery is the heavy red line.

The country needs jobs, not a bipartisan austerity diet

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The S&P is at record highs, but the jobs market stinks & Congress wants to cut spending, again. Help stop them.
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The rape of Detroit: City was forced to default so rich could profit

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“Detroit is the poster child for the future. The rich and their minions on Wall Street are circling the city.”
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Obama loses key support for cutting Social Security, Medicare in “Grand Bargain”

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The powerful pro-Obama think-tank Center for American Progress has just abandoned Obama’s benefit cuts.
Paul Krugman on MSNBC.

Why only ‘special’ people think Paul Krugman is wrong about austerity

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Because some people would rather be interesting, than right.
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Honey, I shrunk the deficit! (video)

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Rachel Maddow on how the deficit is shrinking just fine, all on its own.
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Federal Reserve says austerity is hurting US growth

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In the US, UK, Spain and Portugal, austerity is causing more harm than good. Why won’t the GOP get that?
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