Archive for the ‘New Posts’ Category

Pawlenty to Bush: See You and Raise You!

June 15th, 2011

You think the Bush tax cuts were tilted toward the wealthy?  Well, get a load of this blog by my CBPP colleague Chuck Marr re the proposed Pawlenty cuts. “Specifically, in 2013 the Pawlenty plan would give people in the top one-tenth of 1 percent on the income scale (i.e., people with incomes above $2.7… Read more

What’s Your Problem?

June 14th, 2011

We were having a decent discussion on the Larry Kudlow show tonight when Larry and Ron Kruszewski had to go all taxes and regulations on me. I’ve always thought that neither the logic nor evidence provided much support for that claim, especially compared to…oh, I don’t know…the worst demand slump since the Great Depression! When… Read more

Everyone Remain Cool…

June 14th, 2011

While I have not verifed this report, a commenter writes that both Paul Krugman and Dean Baker are away from their blogposts, presumably on vacation.  My understanding was that in the interest of progressive political economy and protecting what gains we have made, they were not allowed to be away at the same time. Ezra…DeLong…Yglesias…please maintain your… Read more

Down the Memory Hole

June 14th, 2011

Listening to the Republican debate last night, I was once again struck by the extent to which these folks are stuck in a tattered old box when it comes to economic policy.  Deregulation, supply-side tax cuts, turn the entitlements over to the market, etc…the very agenda that got us into this mess. That’s not a… Read more