Stories by Marshall Auerback

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Posted on: Apr 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Dangerous and predatory high-frequency trading is bad for markets, bad for regular people and bad for society.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Cutting social programs and government investment is a recipe for the growth of fascism.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2013, Source: New Economic Perspectives

A bailout is not the answer. What's needed are jobs and decent demand in the economy.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

As long as banking activities are allowed to run against the public good, deposits will always be at risk.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2013, Source: New Economic Perspectives

If Democrats and Republicans get along in Washington, you can kiss economic recovery good-bye.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The deficit has been falling, but cuts in government investment will only blow it back up.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Raising the minimum wage helps the real job creators: ordinary, hard-working Americans.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Firms like Standard & Poor, charged with fraud by the DOJ, are criminally incompetent and serve no public purpose.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

We desperately need to downsize our financial system, but Citigroup alumnus Jack Lew is not the man for the job.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2012, Source: New Economic Perspectives

Outcomes range from slowdown to outright recession. And it's all totally unnecessary.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Minorities, independent women, gays, working-class white voters, and younger people overcame through high turnout a fierce social conservative block.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

As the Arab Spring gives way to heated conflict, look for high gas prices and more pollution.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2012, Source: CounterPunch

Full employment should be front and center on our national agenda. So why are even liberals attacking public jobs and vocations?

Posted on: Aug 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Romney and Ryan envision an anti-woman economy and society, but women are increasingly key to winning elections.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A raise in the minimum wage is smart economics and beneficial to society. So what are we waiting for?

Posted on: Jul 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Talk about deficits and tax cuts distracts us from the great New Deal lesson: An economy recovers when people go back to work.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The recent euro summit did nothing to alleviate the problems that created the crisis in the first place.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Despite mainstream press claims to the contrary, the crisis has by no means been averted.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Until flaws in the euro are addressed, the crisis is likely to simmer on.

Posted on: May 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Greek and French elections show that the electorate wants real income growth and jobs -- and they are clear that austerity is undermining both.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Contrary to right-wing propaganda, decent pay for workers helps the economy and boosts job creation.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Spending and debt are necessary in any economy. The key question is which sector should carry the burden: families and businesses, or the government?

Posted on: Mar 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Ironically, the Roberts Court could actually be the instrument that leads us toward something approaching a rational, affordable healthcare provision.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Only an overhaul in our broken banking and financial system will prevent the next collapse. Goldman Sachs' misdeeds are merely a symptom of a much bigger problem.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2012, Source: New Economic Perspectives

As financial operatives and politicians play games to protect their interests, the future of ordinary Europeans is held hostage.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The export-obsessed Germans have created an economic race-to-the-bottom in which no one can win. But there's a better way.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Despite downgrades, even ratings agencies may be figuring out the economies in peril can't be helped by mindless cuts and contractions.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Americans should quit listening to austerity hawks and embrace time-tested economic logic.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

European elites push economic myths that benefit the rich and screw the rest. Spain's program means even higher public deficits, fewer jobs, and slowed growth.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The whole future shape of Europe must be resolved in a week or so. It’s a high-stakes game of poker that the Germans are determined to win--at the expense of misery for many.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

"Drawing blood” from the economy by cutting government expenditures at a time of high unemployment and underused resources will only ensure the patient’s death, not recovery.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Unless our policy makers can make job creation the top priority, the mass riots and burning streets of Europe may be coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2011, Source: New Deal 2.0

Posted on: Jun 13, 2011, Source: New Deal 2.0

Posted on: Aug 16, 2010, Source: NewDeal 2.0

Social Security remains one of the greatest achievements of the Democratic Party. Why don't Democrats champion and protect it from GOP attacks?

Posted on: Jan 23, 2005, Source:

A list of economic threats for the year to come represents nothing more than a longstanding catalog of policy-making run amok.