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Archive for March 2011

This week’s articles of note

“Are America’s best days behind us?” Time, by Fareed Zakaria “Are Americans ready for democracy?” Big Think, by Firouz Folani  “How Rumsfeld misleads and ducks responsibility in his new book,” Foreign Policy, by Bob Woodward “Broke town, USA,” The New York Times Magazine, by Roger Lowenstein “Twitter was Act One,” Vanity Fair, by David Kirkpatrick […]

Are state pensions in crisis?

Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin and other Republicans have said that the cost of pensions to state employees is unaffordable, and a central reason why collective bargaining needs to be virtually eliminated. However, as I noted in my article on Wisconsin, it is understandable why the pensions appear under-funded today: This situation is due to the decline […]

Republicans make Wisconsin their battle ground

My op-ed on Wisconsin has been published in The Australian, the country’s biggest-selling national newspaper. You can read it here.

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