Rachel Maddow and New York Magazine's Frank Rich did a wonderful job of giving her viewers a little history lesson for those who are not already aware of the struggles, protests and turmoil that Americans experienced when they were living through similar times as we are now with severe income disparity, a government that was only responsive to the ultra-rich and and uprisings that eerily resemble what we're seeing now with the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Newstalgia Reference Room with a Meet the Press interview with former Truman Administration Economist Leon Keyserling and the state of the economy in 1949.
(FDR - keeping it plain and simple) Note: This is a post from last year, but considering the current state of the budget, is more than timely. On November 29, 1935 President Roosevelt delivered an address to a crowd estimated at 100,000 in
From CNN's In the Arena, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich weighed in on the second GOP presidential "debate" held this week and the fact that all of the Republicans sounded like they were reading a page from Herbert Hoover's economic
People are openly using the "D" word, yet the president and his pal Tim Geithner still seem to think there's going to be a second Obama term if they only make the bankers happy. Go figure: Some economists might be worried about a double-dip
Paul Krugman and Douglas Holtz Eakin squared off on the PBS Newshour on whether Ben Bernake and the Fed have been doing enough to keep our economy from running off into a ditch. As of now it looks like all Bernanke is worried about is keeping
In Obama's weekly address, he warns about Republican leaders who want to privatize Social Security, saying he'd thought that the Wall Street crash
Robert Reich says there's no truth to the idea of a double-dip recession, because most people never recovered from the first one: More people are o
Admittedly, it's a little hard to see, but you can see the full thing here at GOP.gov (.pdf). And again, I must ponder whether the Republican
You know what drives me nuts? When bureaucrats talk about "the economy" as if one portion is separate from (and more important than) what affects