Scapegoat Economics 2015

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*+-Richard Wolff: Governors in the US now increasingly attack state employees, their unions and pensions as if they, rather than the crisis, had suddenly become the economic problem.

France to the Rescue

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*+-Brent Budowsky: In the near term, my hope is that Hollande achieves compromise that restores balance by promoting short-term programs for growth while advancing medium programs for lowering debt.

Economic Powerhouse Germany

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*+-Steven Hill: Germany has evolved a social capitalism which has proven to be more stable and efficient than America’s Wall Street capitalism, not to mention more ecologically sustainable.

The Next Nasty Attack from the Right

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*+-The global warming debate is going to be painful, particularly if the make-Obama-fail crowd has its way, and if the major media does its usually sloppy job of defining the issue. Nonsense like “death panels” come to mind.

Surprise: The Left Is Not Going Away

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*+-The much touted decline of the European left turned out to be pretty much of a mirage. The continent’s politics are being realigned not in spite of but because of the economic crisis. And the much of the gain has gone to the left – taken as a whole.