Nobel laureate. Op-Ed columnist, @nytopinion. Author, “The Return of Depression Economics,” “The Great Unraveling,” “The Age of Diminished Expectations” + more.
Two statistical snapshots. First, I've been amazed recently at seemingly well-informed people who imagine that America is a high-tax nation, and were apparently unaware how low our taxes are compared with other advanced economies 3/
The French are *more* likely than Americans to have jobs during their prime working years 3/
This is a very nice piece on life in "socialist" Finland, which isn't socialist and where life is pretty good 1/
They're also very Democratic: they voted for Clinton in 2016 by 71-23 3/
Susan Collins says she's concerned about deficits, and that's why she's voting for the tax bill. I'm watching my weight, and that's why I'm having a huge piece of pie with ice cream.
I read the news today, oh boy. Shocked at how little there is about the anti-democratic coup in Wisconsin. A once-progressive US state has just been turned into Hungary on the Great Lakes. Where's the wave of outrage?
This sort of confirms Warren's whole worldview, doesn't? Big Finance, given the choice between treason and a wealth tax, chooses treason
I'm old enough to remember when Presidential Medals of Freedom were given for showing courage and making sacrifices on behalf of the nation and the world. Tiger Woods ... hits golf balls for money