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Sorry this diary is so brief. But sometimes the truth is simple. Another diary asks Did U.S. just implement more severe austerity measures than Great Britain, Spain? . There's a simple answer to ...
by Brit
Comment Count 118 comments on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 02:49 PM PST with 172 Recommends
This is partially inspired by a conversation on Labour Lis t, the premier British Left ...
by Brit
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 02:11 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
This diary is guaranteed to cheer you up... How? Firstly, as Americans, you ought to know that there are many European countries who have responded in an even worse fashion to even more parlous ...
by Brit
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Nov 16, 2010 at 12:37 PM PST with 7 Recommends
Sometimes I wonder if people forget that Congress, not the President, is up for election next month. I'm the harshest critic around you'll find of Congress when our Congressional leaders do stupid ...
by washunate
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Oct 06, 2010 at 05:40 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
The US government is heavily involved in the US real estate market. As real estate was at the core of the financial crash of the past three years, that naturally has made public policy a key factor ...
by washunate
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Jul 18, 2010 at 05:30 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
One of the ongoing aspects of our discussions regarding the Republican Recession (or the Great Recession, or the Global Financial Crisis, or whatever phrase you like) that has interested me most is ...
by washunate
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Mar 26, 2010 at 05:54 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Bobswern has a great summary and crosspost up about some of ...
by washunate
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Jan 23, 2010 at 11:25 AM PST with 24 Recommends
I've been working on this nice little post about BEA data showing 2009 to be pretty much the most awesomely magnificent fall in auto sales since, like, the Pony Express, when I read the latest ...
by washunate
Comment Count 24 comments on Thu Jan 07, 2010 at 08:42 PM PST with 14 Recommends
Yesterday, I offered my two cents on a particular Director, ...
by washunate
Comment Count 23 comments on Wed Dec 30, 2009 at 09:00 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Crossposted at The Seminal at FDL. Well now. After years (decades?) of marginalizing and outright ignoring labor ...
by washunate
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Nov 23, 2009 at 08:22 PM PST with 6 Recommends
For years, taxpayers have provided significant, direct, regressive transfer payments to real estate investors. The two primary forms of this have been ...
by washunate
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Oct 13, 2009 at 08:00 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
In the debt-based currency system of today credit is the life-blood. Without credit the economy has no money and nothing can grow. That's why all this talk about economic recovery is puzzling. ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 96 comments on Fri Sep 18, 2009 at 10:04 AM PDT with 49 Recommends
Last December, I wrote a little tongue-in-cheek piece that was supposed to have an ...
by washunate
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 07:21 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
On Monday, the S&P 500 ( an index tracking stock prices) closed above 1,000. There's nothing magical about 1,000 itself; it's just a ...
by washunate
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Aug 04, 2009 at 10:58 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Elizabeth Warren was appointed chair of a newly created Congressional Oversight Panel (COP), which is charged with keeping tabs on the $700 billion bailout of the financial sector - including ...
by jamess
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jul 14, 2009 at 06:37 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
By everywhere, I mean, everywhere . The Financial press is circulating the latest Labor Department report that does not seasonally adjust employment rates, and it's a doozy. ...
by washunate
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Jun 30, 2009 at 10:04 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
While discussing the enormity of the Financial Bailout, with a co-worker today, and struggling to find a way of comprehending all those BILLIONS, that Taxpayers are in one way or another, PAYING FOR -
by jamess
Comment Count 28 comments on Thu May 07, 2009 at 07:18 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
This seems like a good time to discuss something ...
by washunate
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2009 at 08:42 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Elizabeth Warren was appointed chair of a newly created Congressional Oversight Panel (COP), which is charged with keeping tabs on the $700 billion bailout of the financial sector - including ...
by jamess
Comment Count 39 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2009 at 03:24 PM PDT with 41 Recommends
If this were Bush-Paulson we would be storming Washington. The Times explains it in full here , complete with diagrams, but ...
by arodb
Comment Count 139 comments on Thu Feb 19, 2009 at 09:24 PM PST with 20 Recommends