Jobs and Regulation

September 30, 2010

We need to have a serious discussion of the argument that regulations designed to protect people from injury should be limited because regulation will cost jobs. Injuries come in many shapes. Global warming will hurt us all – is already doing great damage in drought, flooding and pestilence. Other products are poisoning people as well as the environment. Still others threaten direct physical injury. To which the common retort is jobs. Read the rest of this entry »


The Rest of Us

September 23, 2010

Congress passed unemployment relief this summer over sustained Republican objections. Having lost that battle, Republicans in Congress are still fighting to maintain tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. There’s a fundamental problem here. Read the rest of this entry »


Corruption, Bribes and Tax Cuts

September 14, 2010

What’s the difference between graft, corruption, bribes and the Republican demand for tax cuts for the wealthiest people? Read the rest of this entry »


The Rewards of Obstruction

September 13, 2010

Yesterday Obama announced a new jobs and infrastructure proposal. The Republicans have already said no. Read the rest of this entry »


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