Category Archives: Economy

David Walters: Oklahoma Economic Shortfall

Our elected officials have made it official! Oklahoma is looking at a $1.3 billion shortfall in public funding. Republican officials blame the shortfall on the cyclical nature of the oil industry, but a review of the numbers says that simply … Continue reading

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Oklahoma: Dem voters vs Dem voters

Oklahoma ended The Blue in presidential races in 1948 and the civil rights era with the one exception of Lyndon B Johnson–partly because of JFK’s death but also because Oklahomans may have thought that he might oppose civil rights.  Boy … Continue reading

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New Left Project | Articles | A Short History of Neoliberalism (And How We Can Fix It)

New Left Project | Articles | A Short History of Neoliberalism (And How We Can Fix It). So how did things change? Where did neoliberalism come from? In the following paragraphs I offer a simple sketch of the historical trajectory … Continue reading

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Turning Around the Worst Recession Since 1938

Turning Around the Worst Recession Since 1938. Where are the Republicans who once cared for the well being of America?

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Class Warfare — Who’s Winning

  January 28, 2012. Between 1979 and 2007 (two peak business-cycle years) incomes in the US became more unequal. A typical family in the bottom 20% gained about $1,800 per year over those 28 years, while a family in the top … Continue reading

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Fuel Removal From Fukushima’s Reactor 4 Threatens ‘Apocalyptic’ Scenario | Common Dreams

Fuel Removal From Fukushima’s Reactor 4 Threatens ‘Apocalyptic’ Scenario | Common Dreams. Fuel Removal From Fukushima’s Reactor 4 Threatens ‘Apocalyptic’ Scenario In November, TEPCO set to begin to remove fuel rods whose radiation matches the fallout of 14,000 Hiroshima bombs … Continue reading

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Read it: Five Economic Ideas That Refuse to Die

Halloween is nearly here so here’s some scary stuff from our friend over at the Neo-liberal library. John Quiggin (down under) Zombie Economics PDF: 5 Economic Ideas That Refuse to Die. “Despite being spectacularly discredited by the global financial crisis, … Continue reading

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