The indispensible economic think tank, the Economic Policy Institute celebrates its 25th year with an inspiring video on Paul Krugman:
Caveat: As wonderful and mostly correct as Krugman has been lately, he sometimes was too supportive of "free trade" based on economic theory, rather then the plutocratic reality. Folks like Robert Kuttner, Robert Reich, and Dean Baker called him out at the time. I have not seen a full follow-up of late from him, regarding the way "free trade" really works to suppress incomes for the 99% and destroy the environment, and otherwise not pay the true and long-term cost of the commons. As Krugman has come to realize the way international elite really run the game, perhaps he will address this in the context of free trade ideology and economic reality.
Meanwhile, while individuals are never perfect, and leaders not all we want them to be, let us celebrate the moment:
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