Someone here at The Agonist once asked me to describe what this “neoliberalism” thingy I kept talking about was. So I rattled off the usual hot-button words like the Washington Consensus, the Chicago School of Economics, austerity, class-warfare, the Shock Doctrine etc. and then sputtered something along the lines of, “it’s like economic porn, you […]
Two quick takes.
Long term climate change: we’re fucked. It’s that simple. Plan accordingly.
Second, long term chart of economic growth, showing a reversion to the post-industrial revolution/era of colonialism norm:
This chart proves to me the utter futility of even trying to get America back to it’s golden age in the late […]
Actual legislative language of Senate-passed fiscal cliff deal. ow.ly/gsNPZ
— Bruce Bartlett (@BruceBartlett) January 1, 2013
Because the payroll tax cut is expiring and the Make Work Pay tax cut is not coming back, most working Americans will also see a tax increase. The most galling thing is that 98 percent […]
Steve Paikin talks with Ellen Langer, Robert H. Frank, and Mark Kingwell on the psychology, economics and politics of luck:
Josh Barro proudly flashes his Captain Obvious undies: “[Gary] Johnson has nutty economic policy views and would do tremendous damage to the global economy were he to somehow become president.”
h/t Rob Farley
(Originally posted by New Internationalist, republished under a Creative Commons license)
Last week, some friends and I burst in on a speech from the retired HMRC boss Dave Hartnett at a tax dodgers conference. The video of our action has since gone viral. Here’s why I did it:
I stood as […]