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In the short stories of Tenth of December, the impression of chaos belies a careful design.
How do Greece’s economists and writers explain its social predicament?
Disguised as health promotion, it’s another form of cost-shifting to employees, in which some will be unfairly penalized.
Pete Peterson’s $60 million push to sell corporate America’s ruthless austerity agenda.
Candidates who ran on slashing Medicare and Social Security lost big in November. But that doesn’t stop Pete Peterson from pushing the fantasy that voters’ biggest concern is the deficit.
The man behind Fix the Debt has spent decades trying to foment panic over a looming economic disaster, with little to show for it.
The “Fix the Debt” campaign is pure astroturf: corporate cash machinery masquerading as a grassroots uprising.
Dire warnings about the deficit don’t add up mathematically. But then, Fix the Debt is not really about the economy, it’s about gutting Medicare, Social Security and other social programs.
He may not have achieved the full FDR, but the president’s State of the Union speech, like his Inaugural, displayed a welcome progressive spirit.
The president's inaugural address touched all the important bases, except one.