Published November 28, 2012
If the demagogues were really serious about raising revenues from the rich, they would expose the myth that the home mortgage deduction is a “middle class” deduction.
Published July 08, 2012
With multiple social "wars" now being labeled as such by the media, perhaps there’s room for one more on the pundits’ pages —a war on baby boomers.
Published January 28, 2012
It looks increasingly likely that the GOP will, with pathological zealotry, find a way to repeat1964 rather than 1980.
Published October 03, 2011
Does Washington want to keep Americans away from jobs? Here's a primer for creating unemployment.
Published July 25, 2011
You know there are severe distortions in the economy when you hear government officials and their media pundits saying things like: “It is a terrible tragedy for the economy that home prices are falling to levels where people can actually afford to buy them.”
Published February 15, 2011
If the recent events in Egypt confirm anything, it is that the only thing worse than not getting what you want is getting what you want. The naïveté of those nursing the notion that a military junta with absolute power will give it all up to allow free elections is breathtaking. Certainly history supports no such unrealistic expectations.
Published August 31, 2010
The only difference between privatization and what we have now is that under privatization retiree benefits would be guaranteed and not subject to the ravages of confiscation or reduction by a future Congress.
Published June 15, 2010
Premature attempts to impose criminal liability cannot serve as a substitute for decisive government leadership, action, and cooperation with the oil companies themselves to stop the Gulf spill and minimize the environmental damage.