Tag Archives: American Economy

The Bitchy Pundit: ‘Bernie Sanders is Rich’

Source:The New Democrat From The Bitchy Pundit “I’m going to veer off course for a minute to say that I don’t believe that any society should allow billionaires to happen. Billionaires are toxic to a society because they can’t spend … Continue reading

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The Daily Beast: Opinion- Michael Tomasky: ‘A 70% Percent Tax Rate Isn’t Radical- Alexandria O. Cortez Has It Just Right’

Source:The New Democrat What Michael Tomasky failed to mention here ( and perhaps intentionally ) is that back in the 1950s and 70s when we had high tax rates of 70 and 91%, no one especially the rich were actually … Continue reading

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CEPR: Opinion- Dean Baker: Can We Pay For Single Payer?

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Even Progressive Economist Dean Baker is acknowledging in his column on the CEPR (Center For Economic Policy Research) blog that moving from a private health insurance market and private health … Continue reading

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TruthOut: Richard Wolff- Varney & Company: Richard Wolff Debates Stuart Varney on Socialism

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat If Richard Wolff was truly an Marxist he would be calling for the elimination of private wealth and ownership all together. Since Communists at least in the Marxist and Leninist … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman: ‘New Deal Created the Middle Class’: Not So Fast

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: Paul Krugman:’New Deal Created the Middle Class’: Not So Fast Government, doesn’t create economic classes. They can assist people to do better. Which is where things like education, infrastructure, a … Continue reading

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Conservable Economist: Timothy Taylor- Capitalism for Growth, Goverment for Fairness

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat You need a healthy private enterprise capitalist economic system for any economy to do well. That has been proven for a hundred-years now. Marxist state-control of the economy simply doesn’t … Continue reading

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Conservable Economist: Timothy Taylor- Rethinking Parameters of the US Welfare State

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat I have no problems with the American welfare state being smaller than Europe’s when it comes to a percentage of gross national product, or in pure dollars. Especially when our … Continue reading

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The Nation: The Almanac- Richard Kreitner: FDR Signs The Emergency Act, Launching The New Deal: March 9, 1933

Source:The New Democrat Plus If you think President Barack Obama had it tough when he became President of the United States back in 2009, imagine being President Franklin Roosevelt when he became President in 1933. A country where the economy … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Fred Dews- An Economic Agenda For America: A Conversation with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

  Source: The New Democrat Plus This blog blogs about socialism a lot and for good reasons. One socialism is about as popular in America as it has been since the 1920s or so. Another is that more Americans are now … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: E.J. Dionne- A Conversation With House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi- Strengthening The Financial Security of America’s Working Families

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus Infrastructure investment, a national energy policy, education and job training for our low-skilled adults and low-income students, immigration reform and expanding trade to sell more American products oversees as they … Continue reading

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