That the country faces a crisis of scarcity, and that this means we should take more from those who are struggling, seems to silently undergird much mainstream media discourse.
William Rivers Pitt of Truthout: Paul Ryan could offer up a recipe for bean dip and get it passed, and it still would be dead on arrival in the Senate.
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Simon Johnson, former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and a member of the CBO’s Panel of Economic Advisers. He is a co-founder of The Baseline Scenario.