IMF (Politely) Confirms: Austerity Doesn't Work

Wow, it just doesn't get much more stark than this. Via Paul Krugman: On Tuesday, the International Monetary Fund came out with a new report which states, albeit in dry, fact-based bureaucratese, that the world's governments (particularly though not exclusively those in the Eurozone) ought not continue down the path of fiscal consolidation (debt-reduction), lest they risk slowing the world's...

Breitbart Site Distorts HuffPo Piece on Gallup Poll to Claim Bias

One of the reasons I don't bother doing this on a more regular basis is that I have only so many hours in the day, and other priorities. That alone wouldn't keep me from writing about something I felt was important, and certainly outright misrepresentation by media (even right-wing media known for its bias and distortions like Andrew Breitbart's ventures) could be considered important. The...