Thomas I. Palley

Thomas I. Palley is an independent economist in Washington D.C.

Bernie Sanders: An FDR Democrat and US Constitutionalist

The leading contender for the Democratic nomination is no socialist. He simply wants to bring about the change that Democrats have talked about since Clinton.

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A US Stock Market Boom is Not the Basis of Shared Prosperity

The U.S. addiction to stock price inflation is rooted in an illusion. It is promoted by Donald Trump, Wall Street, the Fed and mainstream economists.

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Trump and the Neocons: Doing the Unilateralist Waltz

The neocon factor dramatically changes the interpretation of the Trump administration’s unilateralist international economic policy chatter.

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The Real Reasons for Trump’s Anti-Globalization Circus

Trumponomics: How Trump skillfully used anti-globalization as bait to cover up his extremely neoliberal switch.

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To Pres. Obama and Secretary Clinton: “In The Name of God, Go”

The two deserve enormous blame, over the years, for the recent election outcome.

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Fed Needs to Rethink How to Tighten Monetary Policy

The Federal Reserve going about the process of tightening in the wrong way could have severe global repercussions.

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Brexit: The Day We Entered the Maelstrom

Bad political outcomes produce worsened economic outcomes and further social alienation.

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Boycott the Rio Olympics to Defend Brazilian Democracy

Beware the anti-democratic events now unfolding in Brazil.

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Sanders vs. Clinton: The Struggle for the Democratic Party’s Future

Demographics make Democrats the likely majority party of the future, but the party’s political identity and agenda is up for grabs.

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“Bernie Slanders:” How the Democratic Party Establishment Suffocates Progressive Change

Party elites tarnish Sanders’ proposals unjustifiably to rule out his policies.

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