Supercommittee Puts GOP on Spot
Is the supercommittee President Obama’s revenge? After last summer’s showdown over raising the debt ceiling, Obama was roundly criticized for agreeing to a deficit-reduction deal…
Wingnut Watch: Flat Tax Fanatacism
Plans to reduce the taxes of wealthy “job creators” remained on the minds of conservatives this last week, with Rick Perry harnessing the reboot of…
Another One Bites the Dust
Unlike the dictators of Tunisia and Egypt, Muammar el-Qaddafi refused to go peaceably when the Arab spring uprisings migrated next door to Libya. Last week…
Senate Guts School Accountability
The U.S. Senate is finally getting around to reauthorizing the controversial No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), something that was supposed to happen in 2007….
Wingnut Watch: A Fair Tax?
One of the more exotic policy tendencies of Wingnut World is a history of strong and pervasive support for replacing income taxes with higher consumption…
Nobel Prize Irrelevancy?
a href=” http://progressivepolicy.org/nobel-prize-irrelevancy”>For years when I was chief economics writer at BusinessWeek, I would write our post-Nobel piece. I was often one of the few…
Wingnut Watch: Lost in Wingnut World
At a time when we are constantly being told that no one in America cares about anything other than the economy, one of Wingnut World’s…
Thomasson Testifies Before House Subcommittee Regarding National Infrastructure Bank
PPI Economic and Domestic Policy Director Scott Thomasson testifies today at 10 a.m. before the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee on the National Infrastructure Bank….
Wingnut Watch: GOP Field Decided and Calendar Set
A lot happened in the presidential campaign sector of Wingnut World this last week. The GOP field for 2012 probably became fixed. The calendar for…
EVENT: Infrastructure and Jobs: A Productive Foundation For Economic Growth
Date October 6, 2011 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location 902 Hart Senate Office Building U.S. Capitol Complex Washington, DC 20501 Join PPI and top…