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Tidbits – July 20, 2023 – Reader Comments: Hollywood Strike To Limit AI Is for You and Me – We Are All Extras; DeSantis Using State Guard As Private Army; Negro League, Baseball Integration the Left; Hollywood Labor Films; Robert Reich; War on Women

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Reader Comments: Hollywood Strike to Limit AI is for You and Me - We Are All Extras; DeSantis Using State Guard as Private Army; Negro League, Baseball Integration, the Left; Hollywood Labor Films; War on Women - Russia Says Give Birth Early;

Six Ways Existing Economic Models Are Killing the Economy

Nick Hanauer The American Prospect
Economic models do not, and never can, fully reflect the extraordinary complexity of human markets. The point is to create useful abstractions to provide decision-makers with a sense of the budgetary and economic impacts of a given policy proposal.

Inflation Dos and Don’ts

Joseph E. Stiglitz , Dean Baker Project Syndicate
Today’s inflation is driven largely by supply-side constraints, which call for supply-side solutions. Such measures would do as much to tame higher prices as limited increases in interest rates would, and they would not come at the expense of American workers and the broader economy.

Prelude to Tax Day

H Patricia Hynes Portside
On Tax Day, there’s more than one elephant in the room, and they’re all in mansions.

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Yup, Trump Did Scam Us

Gregory N. Heires thenewcrossroads.com
Apart from filling corporate coffers and the pocketbooks of the 1 percent, the $1.9 trillion cut has put the federal government in a financial straightjacket.
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