Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Austerity Agenda

Source: Paul Krugman / NYTimes “The boom, not the slump, is the right time for austerity.” So declared John Maynard Keynes 75 years ago, and he was right. Even if you have a long-run deficit problem — and who doesn’t? … Continue reading

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How big can the Internet get: Exabytes? Zottabytes?

Source: Washington Post Over at Gigaom, Stacey Higginbotham highlights this chart on the monstrous growth of the Internet. According to Cisco, the world is on pace to generate 1.3 zettabytes of data by 2015. That’s four times the amount created … Continue reading

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Billionaires for Wealthcare

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Income Inequality Keeps Poorer Americans Away from the Polls

Source: Bryce Covert via the Nation It’s no secret that money and politics enjoy a nasty love affair in this country. And as Ari Berman has written here, the problem has gotten even worse this cycle after the ill-fated Citizens … Continue reading

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Lunch with the FT: Paul Krugman

The conversation turns to the Japanese crisis of the 1990s. In retrospect, I suggest, the Japanese seem to have managed the aftermath of their crisis quite well. He agrees. “What we thought was that Japan was a cautionary tale. It … Continue reading

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OECD – Your Better Life Index

How’s life? There is more to life than the cold numbers of GDP and economic statistics – This Index allows you to compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of … Continue reading

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Who Is The Smallest Government Spender Since Eisenhower? Would You Believe It’s Barack Obama?

Source: Forbes It’s enough to make even the most ardent Obama cynic scratch his head in confusion. Amidst all the cries of Barack Obama being the most prolific big government spender the nation has ever suffered, Marketwatch is reporting that our … Continue reading

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