Pollin: Austerity is Not a Solution

Robert Pollin, economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, is interviewed about why federal stimulus funding and deficit spending are not creating inflation. He also says austerity now would weaken the already fragile economic recovery. (The Real News Network, 9/24/10)


Badgett’s analysis finds same-sex couples pay more in federal taxes

M.V. Lee Badgett

M.V. Lee Badgett, economics and director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration, says same-sex couples suffer an even larger “marriage penalty” than heterosexual married couples. Congressional Republicans say if they gain control of Congress, they plan to get rid of the marriage penalty, but because they don’t support same-sex marriage it’s unlikely they would extend that effort to gay and lesbian married couples. (Keen News Service, 9/23/10)