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  •  Wow, some great stuff there (7+ / 0-)

    in the comment and tweets, priceman. Great to see you. That was a great diary this week and it really does say something big that a wonky diary stayed on the rec list for so long.  Almost reminds you of a time when this blog used to have things like that all the time.

    Glad to hear that Uppers covered the hunger strike at Gitmo.  Carol Rosenburg deserves a Pulitzer for her work. Seriously.  

    I do hope that the strong MMT/Post-Keynesian voices take advantage of this opportunity.  Opportunities like this don't come along very often. This is a major one.  They need to get out there (and they are, I realize) and yell as loud as they can, grab onto this and not let it go, rinse repeat over and over.  Boil it down for people, bring it down to bite-sized pieces.  The big reason that the R&R trainwreck got the attention was because it was understandable.

    We need the long, explanatory pieces but we also need the bite-sized pieces to inform as many people as possible.  Dean Baker did a great job, jumped out there quickly rebutting the R&R op-eds.  Krugman is getting better and better with the memes and quick responses too.  I am really hoping that everybody grabs on to this and does not let go. The timing could not be more perfect as the big austerity pieces are being put into place, or will be soon.  Seize the day. (hope you keep them coming, priceman because we have the Durbin commission coming up, the budget crap, sequester replacement, supposed tax reform, etc.  All of it seems to be contingent on the immigration bill, if Lindsey Graham is to be believed. He said that the austerity and "entitlement reform" is in the queue but immigration has to be taken care of first).

    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 08:00:19 AM PDT

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    •  Heh, I just realized how long that comment was (6+ / 0-)

      Thanks. It did remind me of what used to be in this community. I will try, though it's weird when lightning strikes. Some weeks I feel it and some I don't. I knew I had to weigh in on this.

      Yeah, I was happy about the Guantanamo coverage and indeed she does.

      Thank you. Great to see you, too. Yes Dean baker has been great and Krugman has improved a lot?(in that he had enough). The bite sized pieces are important. The MMT writers are latching onto this and they always have an uphill battle but also have the best rebuke and analysis.

      We won't take this lying down.

      I don't negotiate grand bargains with deficit terrorists!

      by priceman on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 08:09:35 AM PDT

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