With Republicans in Congress still intent on pursuing a strategy similar to the failed one adopted by the Brits, this is a story that needs trumpeting. Austerity policies are self-defeating: they cripple growth and reduce tax revenues. The only way to bring down the U.S. government’s deficit in a sustainable manner, and put the nation’s finances on a firmer footing, is to keep the economy growing.
John Cassidy on the U.K.’s official confirmation that austerity policies don’t work: http://nyr.kr/WMwJnY (via newyorker)
(via The Young Turks)
With Syria on the brink of civil war and a dictator committing atrocities against his own population, why has a coalition not gathered to intervene? Do you think Al-Assad’s links to the Iranian regime, or the lack of Syrian oil fields has anything to do with Western inaction? Discuss and spread the word!!

With Syria on the brink of civil war and a dictator committing atrocities against his own population, why has a coalition not gathered to intervene? Do you think Al-Assad’s links to the Iranian regime, or the lack of Syrian oil fields has anything to do with Western inaction? Discuss and spread the word!!