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America really is nothing like Denmark… | #DemDebate, Optimism vs. #Neoliberalism on Blog#42

Hillary Clinton took swipes at both Bernie Sanders and Denmark in last night’s debate Continue reading America really is nothing like Denmark… | #DemDebate, Optimism vs. #Neoliberalism on Blog#42

A collection of clippings on #HigherEd, jobs and policy | Blog#42

Following are clippings from articles written about the state of higher education in the US Continue reading A collection of clippings on #HigherEd, jobs and policy | Blog#42

Paul Krugman: Build We Won’t |NYTimes

Paul Krugman

You often find people talking about our economic difficulties as if they were complicated and mysterious, with no obvious solution. As the economist Dean Baker recently pointed out, nothing could be further from the truth. The basic story of what went wrong is, in fact, almost absurdly simple: We had an immense housing bubble, and, when the bubble burst, it left a huge hole in spending. Everything else is footnotes. Continue reading Paul Krugman: Build We Won’t |NYTimes

Robert Reich (The Way to Stop Corporate Lawbreaking is to Prosecute the People Who Break the Law)

Today General Motors announced that it has fired 15 employees and disciplined five others in the wake of an internal investigation into the company’s handling of defective ignition switches, which lead to at least 13 fatalities.

“What GM did was break the law … They failed to meet their public safety obligations,” scolded Sec of Transportation Anthony Foxx a few weeks ago after imposing the largest possible penalty on the giant automaker.

Attorney General Eric Holder was even more adamant recently when he announced the guilty plea of giant bank Credit Suisse to criminal charges for aiding rich Americans avoid paying taxes. “This case shows that no financial institution, no matter its size or global reach, is above the law.”

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