Alex Blumberg http://wunc.org en The Fiscal Cliff: A Love Story http://wunc.org/post/fiscal-cliff-love-story America, if you're scared by all the talk you've been hearing about the fiscal cliff, take heart: There are reasons for people across the political spectrum to love the cliff.<p>There's a lot for liberals to like in the fiscal cliff, says <a href="http://www.slate.com/authors.matthew_yglesias.html" target="_blank">Matthew Yglesias</a>, who writes wonky articles about economics for Slate.<p>Take the spending cuts. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 08:32:00 +0000 Alex Blumberg 6738 at http://wunc.org Why The Falling Birthrate Is Bad News For My 2-Year-Old Son http://wunc.org/post/why-falling-birth-rate-bad-news-my-2-year-old-son The U.S. birthrate just fell to its <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/11/29/166181293/the-birth-rate-just-hit-a-record-low-thats-bad-news-for-medicare" target="_blank">lowest point since we've been keeping track</a>. Here's why that may be a problem for my 2-year-old son.<p>Right now, I, my colleagues and everybody else with a job is paying to support our parents, our grandparents and all the other elderly people in the U.S. who currently receive Medicare and Social Security. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 07:54:00 +0000 Alex Blumberg 5800 at http://wunc.org Why The Falling Birthrate Is Bad News For My 2-Year-Old Son The Aftershocks of History http://wunc.org/post/aftershocks-history <p></p><p>The destruction of Haiti was lamented by people the world over following the 2010 earthquake that shook the country to its core. But Haiti's problems preceded the natural disaster by more than 200 years. In fact, according to Laurent Dubois, author of the new book, "Haiti: The Aftershocks of History" (Metropolitan Books/2012), the country's problems can be traced back to its revolution of 1804 and beyond. Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:49:00 +0000 Alex Blumberg & Frank Stasio 7682 at http://wunc.org The Aftershocks of History