Opinion

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Simple solutions for deficits and debt

A few weeks ago Citigroup’s Robert Rubin wrote a column advising readers and policymakers on how to surmount the current economic and financial crisis. Beware of such counsel!

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Prosperity Santa or austerity Grinch?

If you want Obama to pass the "Lincoln test" and choose Santa over the Grinch, better get busy.

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Making a judgment on the tax deal

Looking beneath the furor: what progressives should keep in mind about the tax and unemployment insurance deal.

Two progressive deficit plans put workers, jobs first

It is possible to have job creation, reinvestment in America, improvement in retirement security and health care for all, while at the same time balancing the budget.

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A do-it-yourself kit on plutocracy and the deficit

How can you tell whether you live in a plutocracy? Easy. Just conduct this simple test.

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Austerity is wrong medicine for bleeding economy

What is delaying an economic recovery is not too much spending and a growing deficit, but not enough federal spending.

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The deficit trap

The deficit commission report is a poisonous prescription, likely to kill the patient while attempting to cure the symptom - budget deficit.

Cutting Social Security — where does your congressperson stand?

There is a pledge to protect Social Security that has already been endorsed by more then 100 members of Congress. Where does yours stand?

The departure of Lawrence Summers and the fight for jobs

Whether and how the Obama economic team shifts after the departure of Summers will reflect much more than simply what the president would like to do.

What the Times is not telling you

The Times muddies the water on taxes, Social Security, Medicare, and a few other things - are we surprised?

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