Spending Your Way Out of Recession

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Equador spent its way out of deep recession and did it quickly.

Poverty rates fell, unemployment fell, social spending way up, wages are rising faster than inflation.

It seems they turned their backs on self-feeding austerity, raised taxes on the wealthy, spent money into the economy and are prospering.

In the meantime, the U.S. and Europe cling to the failed neo-liberal economic model embraced by both U.S. political parties. to varying degrees..

Video:

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=8433

It's probably a pity libertarians and others on the right can't get what's actually proven to be so...not only in our own past, but also in Equador's present..

"Ideological thinking can learn nothing new even if it is something that has just come to pass". - Arendt. How true.

Retired Monk - "Ideology is a disease"

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The other way we're subsidizing Walmart...

Most of us know how taxpayers subsidize Walmart's low wages with billions of dollars in Medicaid, food stamps, and other financial assistance for workers. But, did you know that we're also subsidizing the retail giant by paying the cost of their environmental destruction.

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