Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts (born April 3, 1939) is an American economist and a columnist for Creators Syndicate. He served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and was noted as a co-founder of Reaganomics. He is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service. He has testified before congressional committees on 30 occasions on issues of economic policy. He has written extensively on the effects of the neo-liberal economic policies pursued since the 1990s and about jobs-offshoring which he has strongly criticised. He has argued that these policies, favouring the financial services “industry” at the expense of other sectors of the economy, has eroded America’s industrial capacity, its workers’ skills and has sharply decreased upward social mobility. He has stated that these policies which condemned American workers to low-paying unskilled jobs, as the only jobs available, caused them to increase their net personal debt to maintain living standards, significantly contributed to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. These positions are covered in greater detail in his book The Failure of Laissez-Faire Capitalism and the Economic Erosion of the West (2012). During the 21st century, Roberts has frequently published in Counterpunch, writing extensively about the effects of the Bush (and later Obama) administrations related to the War on Terror, which he says have destroyed the US Constitution’s protections of Americans’ civil liberties, such as habeas corpus and due process. He has taken positions different from former Republican allies, opposing the War on Drugs and the War on Terror, and criticizing Israel’s policies and actions against the Palestinians. The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds (Counterpunch) Robert David Steele Robert is a former spy, honorary, hacker, and #1 Amazon reviewer for non-fiction, reading in 98 categories. Also a former Marine Corps infantry officer and CEO of his one-man company offering Open Source Intelligence Services, today he is an activist for electoral reform. Books Written:Books written: Robert has written ten books, the latest three, all on Kindle, are on Open Power and Electoral Reform, this one has been in top ten in Civics category; The Open Source Everything Manifesto, and Intelligence for Earth. Videos Made:Videos of Robert abound, with over 2 million combined views, see especially his six minute video briefing Occupy on Electoral Reform in 2011, and his 2007 Gnomedex presentation on Open Source Everything that is said to be popular with Anonymous and Lutzsec. His many SPY IMPROV videos from unlimited Q&A at Hackers on Planet Earth — he set a record of 8 hours and 1 minute in 2010 — are also very popular.

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