Entries Tagged as 'Joseph Stiglitz'

Distorting the Dialogue on Debt

July 24th, 2014 · No Comments · budget policy, economy, journalism

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal editorial on U.S. debt in the Wednesday, July 23, edition provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate how management distorts the political dialogue. It was yet another Journal warning that unless we cut the debt soon and the US learns to “live within its means,” there’s an “impending fiscal calamity” […]

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Samuelson’s Fables

August 27th, 2013 · 2 Comments · economy, financial coverage, journalism, role of government, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert Henny Penny, hit by a stray acorn, assumed the sky was falling and raced around spreading hysteria in the barnyard. It’s a folktale about a deluded fowl scaring the bejeebers out of the community. The obvious moral is, watch out for idiots flapping wings. Or jaws. The Albuquerque Journal’s favorite economics reporter, […]

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A Revealing Prism

March 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments · economy, financial coverage, journalism, labor, role of government, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal’s editorials on national issues are educational. • They reveal management’s political stance. • They identify the prism through which management views news. • They augur which stories, opinions and ideas the newspaper will publish and which will earn token appearances or none at all. Case in point – the […]

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Expert Choreography

October 12th, 2012 · No Comments · budget policy, economy, role of government, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert The small role I played in the just-closed production of “Pride and Prejudice” at the Adobe required that I dance. Though I neither fell nor harmed my partner, I doubt my movements constituted dancing. Too bad I lacked the dexterity just demonstrated by Albuquerque Journal editors in coverage of the annual Domenici […]

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It Was News – And It Was Excellent

February 10th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert So blatant is the Albuquerque Journal’s politicizing of its news columns that dissecting it is shooting fish in a barrel. It’s a useful exercise, though, so I was going to discourse today on the editors’ passion for percussion, their drums of doom on the deficit – when – wham! bang! – it […]

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