Even if sequestration cuts across all military programs, this sort of ham-handed approach is safely doable.
What made Europe a compelling political, economic, and social alternative wedged between Anglo-American free marketeers and Soviet nomenklatura is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
The planned cuts to the bloated U.S. military budget in the debt ceiling deal are long overdue, but lawmakers will likely slash civilian U.S. foreign policy instruments before they significantly reduce military spending.
China is rightly critical of U.S. economic behavior. But it should also be looking more carefully at its own economic challenges.
Entitlements include many of the basic programs that have raised the U.S. standard of living since the FDR administration and before.
Has the U.S. economy turned into a pyramid scheme?
Congress is cutting left and right. Will they also cut empire?
Increasing taxes on America’s rich and corporations would end our debt and deficit problems, says IPS analyst
Expert available: Sam Pizzigati, an authority on efforts to levy significant taxes on America’s most wealthy and powerful.
“Why do these uncompromising Republicans want to impose life-threatening austerity on 98% of us?” asks Dolan
A 10-year-old’s perspective of the debt ceiling debacle.
The Republicans are scared of the world, and this drives their anti-government mania.
Civil society proposals to fix the global financial system would benefit ordinary people in impoverished countries and in the United States.
Debt cancellation, combined with new approaches to trade, investment, and aid, could help many developing countries reduce migration pressures.
Workers, consumers, and investors have the power to make a greener, more just planet.
A corrosive problem lies at the root of our economic instability: our society and economy are rapidly polarizing.