KRUGMAN UNDRESSES THE GOP

Salon The New York Times columnist explains how California’s success puts conservative dogma to shame In his latest column for the New York Times, award-winning economist and best-selling author Paul Krugman argues that California’s recent success — and Kansas’ ongoing failure — is yet more proof that conservative anti-tax dogma “is nonsense.” After citing Justice… More KRUGMAN UNDRESSES THE GOP

Diagnosing Paul Ryan’s psychopathy: Arrogant, manipulative, deceitful, remorseless

Salon Paul Krugman revealed Ryan’s big con years ago. It’s gotten worse. Why does anyone take him seriously on policy? If the GOP as a whole has pretty much given up on the whole “rebranding” thing, their 2012 vice presidential nominee, Congressman Paul Ryan, most definitely has not. In fact, rebranding is pretty much his… More Diagnosing Paul Ryan’s psychopathy: Arrogant, manipulative, deceitful, remorseless

Paul Krugman slams Wall Street for “undermining our economy and our society”

I know this is the second consecutive Salon article, but economist, Paul Krugman has something to say and I wanted to share it… Salon The New York Times columnist argues that America’s large financial sector has done more harm than good In his latest column for the New York Times, best-selling author and award-winning economist Paul… More Paul Krugman slams Wall Street for “undermining our economy and our society”

Paul Ryan Budget Reduces Spending To Lowest Levels Since 1948: Report

Paul Ryan’s “Ayn Randian”  economic philosophy has prompted him to put forth a budget that would affect the working class and very poor in the most adverse way, while giving the top 1% more tax breaks and other perks. The Huffington Post Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) proposed budget would reduce government spending outside of Social Security and… More Paul Ryan Budget Reduces Spending To Lowest Levels Since 1948: Report

Paul Krugman Appears On ‘Newsnight,’ Battles British Conservatives On U.K. Austerity Policies (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post For most Americans, a trip to London means drinking a few pints and maybe taking a picture of one of those guards with the hats. For Paul Krugman, it means critiquing the entire direction of Britain’s economic policy. Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist and left-leaning New York Times columnist, appeared on the BBC program “Newsnight”… More Paul Krugman Appears On ‘Newsnight,’ Battles British Conservatives On U.K. Austerity Policies (VIDEO)

Goldman Sachs Employees Told To Stay Away From Occupy Wall Street: Report

This is outrageous, yet totally expected from the likes of Goldman Sachs… The Huffington Post Goldman Sachs employees better not think of grabbing lunch or taking in the scenery at Zucotti Park. “The firm” as it’s known among its workers hasbanned employees from going to the site of the Occupy Wall Street protests for any reason,… More Goldman Sachs Employees Told To Stay Away From Occupy Wall Street: Report

Behind the Story: Koch Industries Lobbying (Video)

Huffington Post […] Charles and David Koch, the owners of the country’s second-largest private corporation, are libertarians of long standing, who contend that government regulations, taxes and subsidies stifle individual initiative and hamper American competitiveness. In recent years, the Kochs have played an increasingly public role as financial angels for conservative causes, politicians and foundations.… More Behind the Story: Koch Industries Lobbying (Video)

Anonymous to Leak Bank of America Documents Monday

Image via Wikipedia  Although Gawker is somewhat skeptical about this new offering of email leaks from “Anonymous”, apparently the activist group  is planning to expose Bank of America documents sometime today.   If I were those folks in the financial industry, I’d be very afraid of what may be about to hit the proverbial fan… Gawker A… More Anonymous to Leak Bank of America Documents Monday

Report: Feds Preparing Massive Sweep Of Insider Trading In Financial Sector

It’s about damn time!  I’m hoping that the aftermath will weed out a few crooked Congressmen and Senators on both sides of the aisle, as well.  This is the sort of thing that allows me to maintain a little faith in the Obama administration.  Just when you think those guys have muddled so many things in the… More Report: Feds Preparing Massive Sweep Of Insider Trading In Financial Sector

Is The United States Now A “Banana Republic”?

In most Banana Republics, only 1 or 2%  of the population own almost every commodity in the country…while the “people” own nothing.  Essentially making those countries plutocracies. Sound familiar?  New York Times – Nicholas Kristoff In my reporting, I regularly travel to banana republics notorious for their inequality. In some of these plutocracies, the richest 1… More Is The United States Now A “Banana Republic”?