How Are We Going to Pay for This?

First, there's plenty of money for everyone to get the benefits that they want. There's absolutely no need to have debates about raising taxes, deficits or MMT. All such arguments are distractions. If we want to pay for things like Medicare for All, Free College, or the Green New Deal, we need look no further than the coffers of the Transnational Corporate Class. 

Reagan vs. Obama: Battle of the GDP

A Welterweight Fight! At Best.  The other day I entered into a Facebook argument (I spend an inordinate amount of time arguing on Facebook) about the comparison between President Obama and Ronald Reagan with regard to their economic achievements. The argument began from a posting of an article by Adam Hartung in Forbes Magazine, "Obama... Continue Reading →

Taking My Money at Gun Point

A thought on poverty from our discussion in Social Problems last week  Note: The following post was originally published at The Living Text Blog, my college sociology forum. I thought it would go well here at the Mad Sociologist. I wanted to comment on something that came up in our discussion on poverty last week…then... Continue Reading →

Krugman Weeps!

Why Austerian Economic Policies are not "mistaken." They are strategic!  Contemporary Keynesian economists are beside themselves. I have an image of Paul Krugman and Dean Baker et al. trying to cover the bald spots from where they've pulled the hair out of their heads. They just can't understand why, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary,... Continue Reading →

The Debt Ceiling Will be Raised. Period.

No matter how much the conservatives in Congress and pundits across the spectrum want this to seem like some kind of colossal showdown, the bottom line is—as always—the bottom line.  Why do I seem so confident in the prediction that the debt ceiling will be raised? First, raising the debt ceiling is what the government... Continue Reading →

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