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Robert Reich Debunks Republican Deficit Hawks (Video)

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich has a new economics teaching video. As Congress begins to devise a new budget, Reich targets the myths of austerity – so that you won’t be fooled by political rhetoric.

Austerity 101

3 Deficit Spending Principles You Need to Know

  1. Deficits are meaningless, except as % of GDP.
  2. Deficit spending grows economy when unemployment and underemployment are high.
  3. Investment spending – like education and infrastructure – is good if return exceeds investment.

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


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