We want a "peace economy" that creates jobs, invests in our communities, restores and improves public services, saves the environment, and builds the infrastucture. We urge you to sign the petition at www.jobs-not-wars.org that calls for an end to the austerity and militarism that this Congress and Administration seem intent on.
Paul Krugman, our favorite economist, knows that Keynes was right: when you're in a slump, spend! The austerity programs forced onto Euro countries, especially Greece, Italy, and Ireland, simply don't work. In fact, they're making things worse. And the United States would get more bang for its bucks by spending domestically rather than on the military.