Paul Krugman calls out his NYT columnist colleague David Brooks on the causes of immoral American profligacy. It seems that Brooks himself referred to the date when it all started, 1980, which, as Krugman strains to recall, has to do with someone whose name begins with R.
There have been a number of graphs out on job creation and other signs of a healthy economy, and the experts on free enterprise and its wondrous effects, the Republicans, don't do such a good job at those kinds of things.
For an empirical scientist like me, when the data overwhelmingly contradicts your theory, you change the theory. And yet the Republicans still say the same old things.