Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Prof. Paul Krugman on Inflation Hysteria, Ignorance

Open Letters of 1933 - NYTimes.com

Professor Krugman writes:

"It’s all there: decrying inflation amid deflation, invocation of “confidence”, a chin-stroking pose of being responsible while urging policies that would perpetuate depression. Those who refuse to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it."


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Who The Hell Is Prof. Steve Hanke Anyway?!

Thatcher's "revolution", like Reagan's, never happened. 

Prof. Hanke, from the University of Baltimore, for whatever credentials this provides him, is one commentator 

I've not heard of and I would be willing to bet my Grandma's knickers to your Grandpa's suspenders that he is ranked very low in the field of Economics. A freshwater economist from a freshwater university 

I'll bet you.  He posted this little article recently headlined Prof. Krugman Snared By 364 Trap.  

Why the Huffington Post gives him space is puzzling to me at least. No longer are there any reputable economists in the field who give any credence to the notion that Thatcher and the Reagan polities did any good at all for anyone.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

"As I Went Out One Morning (the fairest damsel that ever did walk in cha...

It is a song, really, about the sad fact that for all the chest thumping about our nation being the "land of liberty", so much of what we read and see daily gives the lie to that shibboleth.


Friday, June 27, 2014

"Delia" Traditional Blues and a true story from the early 20th century S...

Delia Green shot by her boyfriend, Moses Houston, on Christmas Eve in Georgia in 1900 .  Played by, among many other artists, Blind Willie.  A very sad true story.  The lyrics get the facts exactly right.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sign the petition: Tell Target to stop letting people openly carry guns in their stores.

Sign the petition: Tell Target to stop letting people openly carry guns in their stores.

Recently, extremists armed with semiautomatic rifles have walked into Target locations around the country, weapons out and loaded, making sure customers saw their guns. The man in the image on the right is standing in one store's baby aisle!

And what's worse is that news broke last week of a loaded gun being found in the toy aisle of a Target in South Carolina!

Target is holding its annual shareholder meeting TODAY -- meaning important decisions about policies could be made in a matter of hours. The company's executives need to know where we stand.

Chipotle, Starbucks, Chili’s, Sonic Drive-In, and Jack in the Box have already responded to petitions asking the stores not to allow guns. Now it’s Target's turn to adopt gun sense policies that protect families who shop in its stores.

Please, sign the petition urging Target to stop people from openly flaunting guns in their stores.

Keep fighting,
Rachel Colyer, Daily Kos

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

| Stop the Tea Party

| Stop the Tea Party I've been working in Virginia politics for a long time, but I've never seen anything like what happened tonight.

Seriously: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor just lost his primary to a Tea Party challenger. Eric Cantor -- Eric. Freaking. Cantor. -- is officially too moderate to win the nomination of the Republican Party. And the results are not even close! 

The Tea Party isn't just alive and well -- it's taken wholesale control of the GOP. 

We've got to stop these guys, and here's why: If they think that the House under Eric Cantor is too moderate, you can only imagine what Congress will look like if they win this November.

Chip in $3 or more right now, and help Democrats fight the Tea Party:




Mo Elleithee
Communications Director
Democratic National Committee