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January 14, 2005

More Social Security

If you'd like to hear the rich, melodious voice of Dean Baker, he's a guest on this hour long NPR show, all about Social Security. The other guests are Peter Orszag of a centrist DC think tank and Randall Kroszner, formerly of the Bush administration. Unfortunately, both Baker and Orszag are too honest -- meaning, they get into the details of Social Security, which no one can follow if they don't already know a lot about it. (But you will be able to follow this if you read my upcoming short book!) By contrast, Kroszner tends to repeat various misleading talking points. Also, Orszag sounds like he's eight years old.

Also, here's Paul Krugman's latest column, about the disaster that privatization has been in England.

Posted at January 14, 2005 03:52 PM | TrackBack

I think treating "privatizers" as though they argued in anything other than bad faith is mistake. It's like arguing with creationists. They don't care if they're lying, don't care who knows it and they'll never admit to any mistakes. Reason doesn't win political arguments with crooks, wingnuts and control freaks. It doesn't sway the studio audience either.

Posted by: Harry at January 14, 2005 06:09 PM