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Monday Night time Owls. Reich: With Trump out, will the U.S. lastly bury Reaganism?

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The primary is the supposed omnipresent hazard of inflation and the accompanying fear that public spending can simply overheat the economic system.

Garbage. Inflation hasn’t reared its head in years, not even through the roaring job market of 2018 and 2019. “Overheating” could not even be an issue for globalized, high-tech economies whose items and providers are so simply replaceable.

Biden’s formidable plans are definitely worth the small threat, in any occasion. Should you hadn’t seen, the American economic system is changing into extra unequal by the day. Bringing it to a boil will be the solely solution to carry the wages of the underside half. The hope is that file low rates of interest and huge public spending generate sufficient demand that employers might want to increase wages to seek out the employees they want.

A number of Democratic economists who ought to know higher are sounding the false alarm about inflation, however Biden is correctly ignoring them. So ought to Democrats in Congress.

One other conservative bromide is {that a} bigger nationwide debt crowds out personal funding and slows progress. This view hamstrung the Clinton and Obama administrations as deficit hawks warned in opposition to public spending unaccompanied by tax will increase to pay for it. (I nonetheless have some outdated accidents from these hawks.)

Fortuitously, Biden isn’t shopping for this, both.  […]

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”I do know what it’s wish to be on meals stamps and to piece collectively well being take care of my daughter and me. I had loads of experiences that might assist my district. Each day, Individuals go hungry or can’t get well being care. To not point out those that are homeless, or veterans who aren’t getting the assistance they want. We have to struggle on behalf of all of the folks on this nation. The extra folks we have now in workplace who can relate to issues that occur each day to Individuals, the higher off we’ll be.”
     
  ~~Rep. Debra Haaland, “Native Individuals Take Energy”  (February 2019)


BLAST FROM THE PAST

On this date at Day by day Kos in 2018—EPA, researchers, congresswoman search to defend truck-makers from rule to regulate killer air pollution: 

They name them “gliders.” They’re massive rigs constructed and offered with out engines, transmissions, and rear axles. Then they’re equipped with this stuff from salvage yards and wrecked vehicles, and the engines are completely rebuilt right down to the core. Rebuilt engines that, because of a loophole, aren’t required to fulfill limits on emissions from diesel-fueled vehicles as a result of they have been initially constructed earlier than 2001. Engines that, in line with the Environmental Safety Company, spew 43-55 times extra emissions than different new massive rigs.

About 4 % of the U.S. truck market is presently made up of gliders—some 10,000 automobiles a yr—partially because of making an attempt to evade the diesel emissions rule on nitrogen oxide and particulate matter that got here into full impact in 2010. Previous to that rule, NOx and PM emissions from massive rigs have been estimated to prematurely kill 1,600 folks a yr from most cancers and bronchial asthma assaults.

Since 2010, in line with the Division of Transportation, gross sales of gliders rose tenfold from 2010-2015. Utilizing its authority below the Clear Air Act, the Obama administration sought in an up to date emissions rule in 2015 to shut this loophole by limiting to 300 the variety of glider kits offered every year.

However, in November, a month earlier than the rule got here into full impact, the Trump regime within the particular person of EPA-hating EPA Chief Scott Pruitt exempted three makers of gliders on the bottom that the company has no authority to restrict gross sales on this method. And he opened a 60-day public remark interval on the prospect of EPA eliminating the annual cap on gliders. That remark interval is now over.

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