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Stamp of Disapproval

Stamp of Disapproval
The ideological purpose of the claim that private institutions are more efficient, profitable, and beneficial to the national economy serves two purposes. One is to cloak a debatable claim (that doesn't hold up to empirical analysis) with a veneer of scientific truth. The other is to serve some political end. A private sale of a building and the shifting of labor between sectors may seem non-political to many but that is how ideology works: ... Read more

States That Cut The Most Spending Have Lost The Most Jobs

By Adam Hersh Think Progress, June 27, 2011 There’s a new cult of economic thought sweeping the nation — or at least many Republican (and even some Democratic) political circles. Its adherents cling to the erroneous belief that sharp government spending cuts will revitalize economic growth and create much needed new jobs Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) is an ardent follower of this Cut-Grow cult, as are a number of high profile ... Read more