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Government Redistributing Income Upward

The Vicissitudes of the Market Would Be a Big Improvement Written by Dean Baker Bob Kuttner has a good column in the Huffington Post comparing the progress made in improving the living standards of ordinary people in the forty years following the New Deal with the deterioration of the last three decades. However the piece […]

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GOP Just Trying to Derail Affordable Health Care

MUNCIE, Indiana – Ever since the Affordable Care Act’s passage in 2010, the Republican Party has made it clear it will do everything in its power to obstruct implementation of the law. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted 54 times to repeal the ACA. Among other ploys, Republicans have: Made up fantasies about ACA-created […]

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Upward Redistribution: Economic Policy in a Post-Piketty World

By Dean Baker Thomas Piketty’s new book, Capital in the 21st Century, has done a remarkable job of focusing public attention on the growth of inequality in the last three decades and the risk that it will grow further in the decades ahead. Piketty’s basic point on this issue is almost too simple for economists […]