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The End of the US Boom - commentary

The End of the US Boom

With a sharp slowdown and a relatively weak jobs report, the boom in the U.S. economy has come to an end. 216 more words


"A Manufactured Crises": Republicans Want You To Think Social Security Has A Funding Problem. Don't Believe Them

The ongoing Republican plot to cut Social Security is shaping up to be a major story. As Dylan Scott has documented at Talking Points Memo, 619 more words


Economist to Headline Free Discussion Series on Postal Banking

Commonomics USA (formerly BankACT), a leading voice for postal banking since USPS inspector general Dave Williams first proposed it in January 2014, will host a series of conference calls featuring prominent economists and experts on United States Postal Service-based financial services, beginning on  Tuesday, February 3, when Dean Baker, American macroeconomist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, will speak on the subject. 255 more words


What I Read: “SCIENCE!”-Articles mk. III

Disclaimer: This post was mostly written in June 2012.

1. “Who Are These Economists, Anyway?” by James K. Galbraith (2009)

Short Summary: Galbraith provides a list of a few economic ‘school of thoughts’ that predicted the housing bubble: … 1,105 more words



Don’t believe what you hear about the US economy

The latest numbers, when put in context, hardly impress

January 5, 2015 2:45AM ET

by Dean Baker… 195 more words

FROM The World Wide Web

Coal states brace for growing number of plant closures over EPA rules

 The energy industry and coal-producing states are projecting a wave of power plant closures in the final two years of the Obama administration as Environmental Protection Agency regulations take hold. 465 more words

Current Events

Pharmageddon continues

This time it’s Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK). You may remember that GSK was in the papers recently because it was one of the only big pharma companies with a potential vaccine for ebola. 1,098 more words