Dean Baker for Truthout: We now have good preliminary evidence that the investment boom exists only in the realm of political propaganda.
"In country after country, what people were saying is that we need to invest in our children, in our elderly, and in health care and education and environmental protection," he said.
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Mike Lofgren is a former congressional staff member who served on the House and Senate budget committees. His new book, The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government, appeared January 5, 2016.