If the”labor movement” is defined by solidarity between “workers,” why do public employee unions care so little for their brethren in in the private sector?
Most Keynesian economists do not want to admit that we are in another depression. They find the word painful.
I was talking to a fellow the other day over lunch and we both wondered how it was that Eric Holder could possibly, at this point, remain the Attorney General of the United States. It’s been one blatant abuse of power after another with this guy. Yet he remains.
Well this is interesting. And as you can see all the major news outlets are all over this one.
Some people sure appear to be.
Politics continues to get more and more interesting. Things are changing in a big way.
It’s not all driven by Rand Paul. Technology (and social media specifically) has a lot to do with it. The economy sputtering does too. And of course the general war fatigue.
But Rand is articulating a message which reflects where many Americans are right now, in a way that I’ve never seen in my lifetime.
How’s this for a depressing passage. It comes from the attached article.
“There’s just a lot more regulation going on,” Zelizer said. “There’s a lot of intersection between the economy and Washington.”
Corporate America is doing a full press in DC right now, even during the lazy days of the Congressional summer recess. The big boys don’t want the Export-Import Bank, the taxpayer backed corporate slush fund, to go away. Congress may stop funding it in September. If Congress does stop funding Ex-Im it will be a major win for everyday Americans and it will be a real loss for the crony capitalists.
Though the President called the Export-Import Bank of the United States “corporate welfare” when he ran for president, his message has changed. Many of his former staffers are pro-Ex-Im too as the attached report outlines. Who followed whom is unclear.
There’s still hope for Lyft I guess.
Who would have bet in 2008, the dawn of the Obama era, that James Risen New York Times‘ supercritic of the Bush Administration would say in 2014 that Barrack Obama was “the greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation”?
No one. And certainly no one at the Times that’s for sure.