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Like the Washington Post article, the piece pretty much ignored the fact that large markdowns will be good news for people troubled by inflation. But, the New York Times one-upped the Post on this one.
Like the Washington Post article, the piece pretty much ignored the fact that large markdowns will be good news for people troubled by inflation. But, the New York Times one-upped the Post on this one.
“… Social Security was in a crisis because ... If that is all you ever hear about Social Security, then you might come to believe the program is in a crisis.”
“… Social Security was in a crisis because ... If that is all you ever hear about Social Security, then you might come to believe the program is in a crisis.”
I know that my prognostications on inflation have to be viewed with some serious skepticism at this point, but I would urge people to just look at the data.
I know that my prognostications on inflation have to be viewed with some serious skepticism at this point, but I would urge people to just look at the data.
The reduction in the share of GDP going to health care spending since the start of the pandemic is a big deal. It deserves more attention than it has received.
The reduction in the share of GDP going to health care spending since the start of the pandemic is a big deal. It deserves more attention than it has received.
The paper should not attribute Macron's alleged concerns about hurting France's investment climate as an objective fact. It can simply report his or others' statements to this effect.
The paper should not attribute Macron's alleged concerns about hurting France's investment climate as an objective fact. It can simply report his or others' statements to this effect.

What the Cluck Are You Doing on October 25th?

Dear Beat the Press Readers,

This is Dawn, Dean’s colleague at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, hijacking Dean’s blog to invite you to a special event on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at 7 PM ET that we’re calling “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.”

Dean and the Institute for New Economic Thinking partnered to produce a video series outlining how we can “Uncluck” America. Well, except they didn’t use the term “Uncluck” – we’re sure you can use your imagination to figure out what flagged them as NSFW and prevented us from sharing these videos widely. Yep, they were that smoking hot. And finger-lickin good.

Dean is hosting a live virtual screening of Episode 1: “How to Unf★ck Intellectual Property.” Afterward, he will answer your questions and explain further how, if everyone listened to Dean, there would be a chicken in every pot.

This event is a fundraiser to support Dean’s great work. You can sponsor this event at whatever level you choose (dinner provided by you):

  • The Inflation Special: Can of Chicken Noodle Soup – $10
  • The Happy Hour Deal: Basket of Hot Wings – $25
  • The Family Meal: Large Fried Chicken Bucket- $50
  • The Chicken Dinner: Chicken Cordon Bleu – $100
  • The Fat Cat: Champagne, Caviar, and Duck Confit – $1000

And the good news? All are vegan-friendly!

Click HERE to register

Thanks for your support of Dean’s work over the years. We all know that America has been “clucked” for a long time. It’s time we unrig the economy so that people, and chickens, get a fair deal.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled program…

Dear Beat the Press Readers,

This is Dawn, Dean’s colleague at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, hijacking Dean’s blog to invite you to a special event on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at 7 PM ET that we’re calling “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.”

Dean and the Institute for New Economic Thinking partnered to produce a video series outlining how we can “Uncluck” America. Well, except they didn’t use the term “Uncluck” – we’re sure you can use your imagination to figure out what flagged them as NSFW and prevented us from sharing these videos widely. Yep, they were that smoking hot. And finger-lickin good.

Dean is hosting a live virtual screening of Episode 1: “How to Unf★ck Intellectual Property.” Afterward, he will answer your questions and explain further how, if everyone listened to Dean, there would be a chicken in every pot.

This event is a fundraiser to support Dean’s great work. You can sponsor this event at whatever level you choose (dinner provided by you):

  • The Inflation Special: Can of Chicken Noodle Soup – $10
  • The Happy Hour Deal: Basket of Hot Wings – $25
  • The Family Meal: Large Fried Chicken Bucket- $50
  • The Chicken Dinner: Chicken Cordon Bleu – $100
  • The Fat Cat: Champagne, Caviar, and Duck Confit – $1000

And the good news? All are vegan-friendly!

Click HERE to register

Thanks for your support of Dean’s work over the years. We all know that America has been “clucked” for a long time. It’s time we unrig the economy so that people, and chickens, get a fair deal.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled program…

In short, if NPR wants to do an honest piece on why the PPP rules were so lax and allowed so much room for abuse, it really needs to look at media coverage, including its own, which was effectively a lobbying campaign for loosening standards.
In short, if NPR wants to do an honest piece on why the PPP rules were so lax and allowed so much room for abuse, it really needs to look at media coverage, including its own, which was effectively a lobbying campaign for loosening standards.
Many of us who follow the news might think this would be great news, just what the doctor ordered for households struggling with inflation, but no, that would be wrong.
Many of us who follow the news might think this would be great news, just what the doctor ordered for households struggling with inflation, but no, that would be wrong.
The US will always have a huge number of people struggling to get by even in the best of times. … to put these struggling people at the center of the economic story during Biden’s presidency is a political decision not one driven by economic reality.
The US will always have a huge number of people struggling to get by even in the best of times. … to put these struggling people at the center of the economic story during Biden’s presidency is a political decision not one driven by economic reality.
It might have been helpful if we had some context … instead of just trying to scare readers with the really big numbers.
It might have been helpful if we had some context … instead of just trying to scare readers with the really big numbers.

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