Tagged: Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman’s Warning

Paul Krugman’s Warning

Horrifying. That’s how Nobel prizewinning economist Paul Krugman sums up Bernie Sanders’ campaign promises. And when Paul Krugman (photo at right) says anything, I listen. I admire Bernie. I agree with his views. I...

Deny, Deceive and Lie

Deny, Deceive and Lie

  You might remember Shaggy’s hit song, “It Wasn’t Me.” The chorus goes like this: But she caught me on the counter (It wasn’t me) Saw me bangin’ on the sofa (It wasn’t me)]...

Lessons from Greece

Lessons from Greece

Education is simply learning from the experience of others. So it’s not surprising that the Republican base includes so many uneducated voters. These people are like toddlers who have to learn for themselves that...

Where the Right Get their “Facts”

Where the Right Get their “Facts”

With newspapers vanishing, Americans are increasingly dependent on the Internet for information. And this leaves democracy in danger. I have long favored some system to validate journalists in the way accountants are certified. I wouldn’t go so...

Let’s Think Outside the Box and See What Happens

Let’s Think Outside the Box and See What Happens

Americans seem to be in an ideological death grip: On one side are those who want to minimize the role of the federal government; on the other are those who see government intervention as...

Exploding the Myth of America’s “Meritocracy”

Exploding the Myth of America’s “Meritocracy”

We’re hearing a lot about America’s “meritocracy” as the 2012 election campaign gets rolling. Of course, there’s no such thing. And I doubt there ever was. As the Good Book says, ” the race...

A Cult of Ignorance Threatens American Society

A Cult of Ignorance Threatens American Society

I did not enjoy school. I hated sitting for what seemed like eons in a stuffy classroom, looking at Mr. Newnham’s bony back while he painstakingly conjugated Latin verbs on the blackboard… Amo, amas,...

The Fuzzy Logic of Pundits – and the President

The Fuzzy Logic of Pundits – and the President

President Obama is not a fool. He is a Harvard educated professor who usually sounds quite reasonable. But everyone has a blind spot. And his blind spot is bipartisanship. I sensed all along that...

Economy Held Hostage by Political Suicide Bombers

Economy Held Hostage by Political Suicide Bombers

The Republicans are acting like suicide bombers, threatening to destroy America’s economy if President Obama and his allies refuse to join them in shredding the country’s social safety net. And they could be maniacal...

Whatever Happened to America’s “Liberal”Media?

Whatever Happened to America’s “Liberal”Media?

Remember when people talked about America’s “liberal media bias”? You don’t hear much along those lines any more. The reason is that there’s nothing liberal about today’s mainstream media in America. Their blatant conservatism...