Obama, Austerity, and Change We Really Can Believe In

by Jack Gerson

1. Robert Scheer, The Great American Stickup (New York: Nation Books, 2010)

2. Ron Suskind, Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President (New York: Harper, 2011)

3. David McNally, Global Slump: The economics and politics of crisis and resistance. (Oakland: PM Press, 2010), 2.

4. U.S. Government Accountability Office, Federal Reserve System: opportunities exist to strengthen policies and processes for managing emergency assistance. GAO-11-696. (Washington DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2011)

5. E. Moya, $2 trillion debt crisis threatens to bring down 100 U.S. cities. (The Guardian, December 20, 2010)

6. McNally, 4.

7. Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes, The Three Trillion Dollar War, (New York: W.W. Norton, 2008)

8. Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, Winner-take-all-politics (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010)

9. Kim Moody, "Wisconsin and beyond" (Against the Current 152, Spring 2011), 13-17.

10. Lawrence Mishel, We’re not broke nor will we be. (EPI briefing paper #310. Washington, D.C.: Economic Policy Institute, 2011), 7.

11. Ibid., 10-11.

12. Ibid., 12.