Dean Baker for Truthout: The economy doesn't get a gold star for a balanced budget or lower deficit. In fact, lower deficits can inflict devastating damage on the economy by reducing demand, leading to millions of workers becoming unemployed.
Net neutrality backers in Congress are still struggling to compile enough votes to repeal Ajit Pai's new rules, despite the fact that they are deeply unpopular.
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Timothy A. Wise is a senior researcher at the Small Planet Institute's Land and Food Rights Program, and a researcher at the Global Development & Environment Institute at Tufts University.