Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Obama's Embrace of Austerity: Cuts Social Security, Medicare

Obama Fully Embraces Austerity with Cuts to Social Security, Medicare


Bob Pollin: Costs of Social Security and Medicare have nothing to do with rise in fiscal deficit

Robert Pollin is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He is the founding co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI). His research centers on macroeconomics, conditions for low-wage workers in the US and globally, the analysis of financial markets, and the economics of building a clean-energy economy in the US. His latest book is Back to Full Employment. Other books include: A Measure of Fairness: the Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States, and Contours of Descent: US Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Global Austerity. 

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