welfare state

Syriza Succeeds in Greece by Challenging European Social Democrats’ Approach to Reform

January 21, 2014

Panitch: Reforms can be easily thwarted by the power of business and the ideology of neoliberalism

Economist: “There’s Absolutely Nothing Resembling A Debt Crisis In The US”

October 1, 2013

Interests payments on US debt are at an historic low.

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

Thatcher Forged an Alliance Between Neo-liberalism and Neo-conservatism

April 10, 2013

Thatcher used her popularity from the Falklands war to push right-wing economic reform, leading to increased inequality

Social Security Reform

April 8, 2013
Bob Pollin: Costs of Social Security and Medicare have nothing to do with rise in fiscal deficit

Euro-Crisis Used to Destroy Social Contract

January 18, 2013
Michael Ash: German bankers can be ruthless bill collectors, wild speculators, social planners and austerity hawks but they seem to ignore the damage they are doing to Europe