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Lackey Labourers

September 23, 2011


So if you didn’t watch the GOP debate last night, here is the quote that interests me. “It is fundamentally wrong to give people money for 99 weeks for doing nothing,” Newt isn’t the first, but is probably the most boring person to make this assertion yet it shows just how irrelevant they are or […]

The economy’s rejuvenation. Not if we can help it.

September 22, 2011


As much as we’ve seen politicians and pundits debate over where to put the bread knife over the economy, there is one idea coming from the right that almost sounds like a plausible way to kickstart western economies and it comes from Mitt Romney, others have suggested it too but I’m jealous of Mitt’s hair […]

Want to fix Social Security? Thank me later.

September 17, 2011


With the Republican primary race in need of a punching bag and not wishing to waste ammunition on the President, it seems attention has become focused, at least temporarily, on Social Security and it’s legitimacy. This isn’t something we should worry about particularly, Republicans make their living bashing the social safety net but it has […]

Why the rich should not pay their fair share.

August 14, 2011


The only debate that matters in popular taxation politics is the business of taxing the rich, you’re either for a flat tax to avoid punishing success or you’re for a progressive tax to correct the kind of imbalances that even John Locke and Adam Smith warned of. Yet those of us on the left arguing […]

Liquidity? I seem to recall it.

August 1, 2011


Things used to be so much easier. Democrats would raise taxes, then Republicans would cut them. Democrats would spend money, then Republicans would cu…. sorry couldn’t finish that with a straight face. OK, so the dynamic hasn’t really changed that much but with a deal on the entirely unnecessary fight over the debt ceiling focusing […]

Better the depression you know

July 28, 2011


As the warnings of calamity and peril find us almost oblivious to their meaning, we have become split into two camps, the usual ones but still. There are those of us who believe a default will be catastrophic to the economy while massive cuts would only serve to worsen still shrinking consumer demand and a […]