Two Santa Clauses or How The Republican Party Has Conned America for Thirty Years This weekend, House Republican leader John Boehner played out the role of Jude Wanniski on NBC's "Meet The Press." Odds are you've never heard of Jude, but without him Reagan never would have become a "successful" president, Republicans never would have taken control of the House or Senate, Bill Clinton never would have been impeached, and neither George Bush would have been president. When Barry Goldwater went down to ignominious defeat in 1964, most Republicans felt doomed (among them the then-28-year-old Wanniski). In Hoover's world (and virtually all the Republicans since reconstruction with the exception of Teddy Roosevelt), market fundamentalism was a virtual religion. Hoover enthusiastically followed the advice of his Treasury Secretary, multimillionaire Andrew Mellon, who said in 1931: "Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate the farmers, liquidate real estate. Thus, the Republican mantra was: "Lower taxes, reduce the size of government, and balance the budget." George W.
The Official Paul Krugman Web Page News!! I am starting up my Princeton web site. It is at www.wws.princeton.edu/~pkrugman/ It's only partial, but eventually all files will move. I'm back! What's newArticles in FortuneArticles in SlateOther writingStuff that is harder to readAdditional biographical infoWhat I look like My honorary degree ceremony in Berlin (text of talk, audio, video) Special page on Japan (direct links to Japan-related pieces) Some favorite links (updated)The unofficial page (A fan has set this up: I disavow any knowledge of his actions) Welcome to my home page. Most people who have accessed this page probably know who I am, but for anyone else here is a summary. I have written or edited 18 books (I think) and several hundred articles. With any luck, you will find many of these pieces extremely annoying. But read the articles and judge for yourself. Articles Stuff that is harder to read" What happened to Asia? Copyright © 1997 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The BRAD BLOG Robert Reich Mondoweiss | The War of Ideas in the Middle East Thom Hartmann Thomas Carl "Thom" Hartmann (born May 7, 1951) is an American radio host, author, former psychotherapist, entrepreneur, and liberal political commentator. His nationally syndicated radio show, The Thom Hartmann Program, began in March 2003, and airs in the United States. It has 2.75 million listeners a week, and is one of the top progressive talk radio programs. Several businesses have been founded by Hartmann: The Woodley Herber Company, International Wholesale Travel, its subsidiary Sprayberry Travel, American Marketing Centers, and the Newsletter Factory. The non-profit welfare organization New England Salem Children's Village was started by him. Hartmann has written many books on political topics and ADHD. Early life He met his wife Louise in the late 1960s. Business career Hartmann began his business career in the early 1970s while in his 20s, co-founding The Woodley Herber Company. Talk radio career TV program Other areas of notability
Welcome to MichaelMoore.com TomDispatch LAmyths | A place for discussing L.A. literature and ideas Moniker Maladies: When Names Sabotage Success by Leif Nelson, Joseph Simmons Leif D. Nelson University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business Joseph P. Simmons University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School; University of Pennsylvania - Operations & Information Management DepartmentMarch 17, 2007 Abstract: People like their names enough to unconsciously approach consciously-avoided name-resembling outcomes. Number of Pages in PDF File: 23 Keywords: unconscious attitudes, implicit attitudes working papers series
Movie review: Astroturf Wars The great thing about social media is that they allow a very small number of people to create a potentially very large movement: those overlapping social circles give even just one or two people a surprising amount of leverage. Which is how two guys in a pub in Merseyside managed to launch a worldwide demonstration of the ineffectiveness of homeopathic remedies. But technology is neutral, right? So it doesn't take sides. As Taki Oldham discovered in travelling around the United States to film Astroturf Wars (on both full-sized and mobile phone cameras), what can happen is the formation of what appears to be a large and growing grassroots movement of independent people espousing points of view that you would more readily identify with Big Oil, Big Tobacco and Big Pharma. You know who pioneered this sort of approach? So, the takeaways. Wendy M Grossman
The Shock Doctrine In THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. Exposing the thinking, the money trail and the puppet strings behind the world-changing crises and wars of the last four decades, The Shock Doctrine is the gripping story of how America’s “free market” policies have come to dominate the world-- through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries. At the most chaotic juncture in Iraq’s civil war, a new law is unveiled that would allow Shell and BP to claim the country’s vast oil reserves…. Immediately following September 11, the Bush Administration quietly out-sources the running of the “War on Terror” to Halliburton and Blackwater…. After a tsunami wipes out the coasts of Southeast Asia, the pristine beaches are auctioned off to tourist resorts.... New Orleans’s residents, scattered from Hurricane Katrina, discover that their public housing, hospitals and schools will never be reopened…. International Editions
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