Wednesday, March 06, 2013


Duncan Black, aka Atrios the blogger, has written a column for USA Today. His topic -- social security benefits. He says we should be raising them significantly, right away.

Guess they're letting just about anybody into the McPaper these days. 

Like economist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, Black believes austerians are not just wrong, or wronger, but wrongest.

This is an idea that all working people can unite behind, as much as the minimum wage issue and wages in general. That's really all that  social security is anyway.

It's an idea whose time has come, but I don't look for that to be recognized real soon, because of the extraordinary social pressures. chiefly exerted by electronic media, to enforce intellectual conformity and strict orthodoxy in politico-economic matters.

Increasing the social security benefit makes a hell of a lot more sense than bailing out banksters, and would more effectively stiumulate economic activity too.

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