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A different Way to Look at Government Spending, Deficits, and Society’s Needs Hint: households can’t print money, but our government can.

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Greece: The Muscle of Corporate Capitalism

We Are All Greeks Now http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/we_are_all_greeks_now_20150712/ Posted on Jul 12, 2015 By Chris Hedges    A demonstrator waves a Greek flag during an anti-austerity rally in central Athens on Friday. (Petros Karadjias / AP) The poor and the working class in the United States know … Continue reading

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Deeper in Debt

The New Company Store: The Final Step in the Corporate Takeover of America By John Atcheson/ Common Dreams/ July 11, 2012 Well, here we are, slouching toward another national garage sale in which corporations bid on and buy candidates the … Continue reading

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But The One Percent Aren’t Complaining

BPR Quote of the Day “Armaments, universal debt, and planned obsolescence – those are the three pillars of Western prosperity. If war, waste, and moneylenders were abolished, you’d collapse. And while you people are overconsuming the rest of the world … Continue reading

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BPR Quote of the Day: Feminism Causes What???

In case you missed this from last April, here is more proof (in case you needed any) that many Republicans are certifiably crazy. Check out this bizarre twist of logic by right-wing Congressman Allen West: “We need you to come … Continue reading

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How Stable Is the Economy, Really?

Americans: Awash In Spin by Paul Craig Roberts A former U.S.Treasury official weighs in……. Facts Don’t Count… I have come to the conclusion that Big Brother’s subjects in George Orwell’s 1984 are better informed than Americans. Americans have no idea why they … Continue reading

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The “Value” of a College Education

The Higher Education Bubble The Best Colleges Reprinted with permission from the The Best Colleges. October 15, 2011                                  Copyright © 2011 The Best Colleges      … Continue reading

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U.S. Debt: Some Historical Perspective

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In a recent speech, President Obama telegraphed his next move. He told a town hall gathering Friday, “Whether I like it or not, I’ve got to get the debt ceiling limit raised.”  (Obama Town Hall Video)  And that’s when the Republicans knew … Continue reading

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It’s Right There in the Constitution

Is there any doubt that a Republican president would take advantage of a provision in the U.S. Constitution to help his or her cause? We saw how President George W. Bush took advantage of all kinds of executive privileges–many of … Continue reading

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