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Romney’s big tax give-away to the rich

July 19th, 2012 Comments off


Obama vs. Romney Tax changes, by quintile

It’s also worth noting that these numbers only tell half the story: Romney has promised to offset the cost of most of his tax plan through spending cuts and tax reforms, and so any analysis of who pays is incomplete without those policies. But that information is impossible to graph, as Romney hasn’t released it yet. All we can say is that since Romney has promised to increase spending on defense and honor Medicare and Social Security’s scheduled benefits for the next decade, it’s hard to see how he makes good on that promise without cutting deep into programs for the poor and tax preferences that benefit the middle class, and if that’s right, then the poor and middle class are paying much more than you can tell from the graph above.


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US Drought Today

July 17th, 2012 Comments off

WaPo 7-17-12  It’s been more than 50 years since a drought this extensive has afflicted the Lower 48 states.

Drought in US July 2012

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Is Automation Killing Us?

July 9th, 2012 Comments off

From NYT 7/9/12:


USA trends

On his blog, McAfee explains the graphic:

Since the Great Recession officially ended in June of 2009 G.D.P., equipment investment, and total corporate profits have rebounded, and are now at their all-time highs. The employment ratio, meanwhile, has only shrunk and is now at its lowest level since the early 1980s when women had not yet entered the workforce in significant numbers. So current labor force woes are not because the economy isn’t growing, and they’re not because companies aren’t making money or spending money on equipment. They’re because these trends have become increasingly decoupled from hiring — from needing more human workers. As computers race ahead, acquiring more and more skills in pattern matching, communication, perception, and so on, I expect that this decoupling will continue, and maybe even accelerate.

He offers some (and some not so good) solutions here.

Also, charts on the development of poverty since Harrington.

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Expected Wealth vs Actual Wealth

June 22nd, 2012 Comments off

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Inequal distribution


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The Terrible Inflation of Food Prices

June 9th, 2012 Comments off


food prices

Food Prices Compared

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Estonia. Pretty good, but…

June 6th, 2012 Comments off
estonia gdp chartKrugman’s Estonia GDP graph

Estonian president blasts Krugman over GDP graph



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Loud and Clear

January 12th, 2012 2 comments

Why we’re not shut up in a room:

Income Growth Chart


(I post these charts so I will be able to show them in an argument)

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Obama Job Creation

January 8th, 2012 Comments off

Can’t stand hearing Repooplicans saying again and again that Obama has lost jobs and has never created any jobs. Note that Obama took office during the great decline in employment, and jobs started going up after the Stimulus started.  Here’s the important graph:


chart of jobs before/after obama

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Someone must stop this

September 9th, 2011 Comments off

From Ezra Klein, 9/9/2011:


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International Taxes

July 15th, 2011 Comments off


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