debt ceiling

Time for Politicians to Stop Deficit Fearmongering

October 20, 2017

The common misconception is that the government is doing something wrong when it runs a deficit, but what most people don’t understand is that there’s a matching surplus in another part of the economy, says economist Stephanie Kelton

Economist: There is no debt crisis

October 15, 2013

The debt crisis is contrived.

US Government Shutdown

October 1, 2013
Tea Party candidates strong desire to roll back New Deal comes out of the GOP establishment’s own creation. Part 1 of extended interview

The Life and Legacy of Hugo Chavez

March 5, 2013
Gregory Wilpert: Chavez led Venezuela to many accomplishments but leaves unsolved critical problems he hoped to address

US Economy Contracts – More Cuts Will Mean Even Less Growth

January 31, 2013

John Weeks: The idea that smaller government leads to more private sector investment is a fairy tale

Obama: Rhetoric or New Direction?

January 23, 2013
Robert Johnson outlines what the President should do if his Inaugural Address is not just empty rhetoric

Stewart vs Krugman and the Religion of Austerity

January 18, 2013

Bill Black: Obama has options, including the trillion dollar coin, to refuse to negotiate under the gun but he’s taken them off the table; both sides subscribe to the dogma of austerity

Reactions to the Elections

November 14, 2012
John Weeks: The fiscal cliff has simply been created by Congress in order to push austerity which is no solution during a recession

Democratic Governance is Becoming Discredited

November 28, 2011

Tom Ferguson: The two major parties have next to no relationship to the population, it is a deeply corrupt discussion