Monthly Archives: September 2011

Debt Forgiveness as Economic Stimulus

Anthony Kammer  Following up on an earlier piece about the student loan bubble, I wanted to share two graphics that depict the over $550 billion in student loan debt carried by U.S. households. The first shows 2011 student loan debt relative to 2000 debt. The second reveals how much faster student loan debt has grown relative…

Vice President Cheney and Normalizing Torture

 Mark Wilson Former Vice President Dick Cheney is on a whirlwind tour this week to promote his new book, In My Time. He chronicles, among other things, the tough decisions he had to make in order to keep America safe, including torturing, authorizing torture, legalizing torture, and justifying torture. Shakespeare said it best: Enhanced interrogation techniques…

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