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Carl Davidson : Time to Get Serious About Full Employment

WPA image via Keep on Keepin’ On Time to get serious about full employment: We need a jobs program that doesn’t tinker around the edges By Carl Davidson / The Rag Blog / August 24, 2011 The Rag Blog will … Continue reading

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Marcy Winograd : We Need a Green New Deal

Image from Conservation Value Notes.It’s time to retool our economy:The United States needs a Green New Deal What if our engineers, now building weapons, could build solar cities instead? By Marcy Winograd / September 15, 2010 My talented young cousin … Continue reading

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FDR-Bashing and Right Wing Economics

How much can Obama learn from FDR? Graphic from Economic Policy Journal. The right wing economic ideologues had their chance and got what they wanted in terms of deregulation, union busting, deficit spending and war. And the results are now … Continue reading

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Obama and the Left : Shout Loud and Clear

Paraphrasing Joe Hill: ‘Don’t mourn Obama’s leanings — organize to push him the other way…’‘I think to a large extent, we ought to stop discussing whether Obama is being “good” or “bad” and focus on the POLICIES we want his … Continue reading

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Beyond the Bailout State : Empire of Depression

‘What kind of new administration could actually get beyond Roosevelt’s era as well as our own staggering disaster, leaving “the bailout state” behind us?’By Tom Engelhardt / December 1, 2008 See ‘Roosevelt’s Brain Trust vs Obama’s Brainiacs’ by Steve Fraser, … Continue reading

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Mike Davis : Can Obama See the Grand Canyon?

‘Like the Grand Canyon’s first explorers, we are looking into an unprecedented abyss of economic and social turmoil that confounds our previous perceptions of historical risk.’By Mike Davis / October 19, 2008 Let me begin, very obliquely, with the Grand … Continue reading

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