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The final nail in the supply side coffin - How the World Works

The final nail in the supply side coffin - How the World Works
A farewell to How the World Works Coverage of politics, the economy, and globalization will continue, but the branded blog will not Andrew Leonard Friday, Sep 23, 2011 10:24 PM UTC Politics How the World Works Operation treason? Why markets are tanking: The Fed's new plan admits the economy is in trouble but doesn't come close to fixing it Andrew Leonard Thursday, Sep 22, 2011 5:01 PM UTC Politics Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve

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Woman Gang-Raped by 7 Halliburton Employees "Signed Away" Her Right to Sue? How Justice Has Become the Privilege of Corporations June 29, 2011 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Worried about the influence of money in American politics, the huge cash payouts that the US supreme court waved through by its Citizens United decision – the decision that lifted most limits on election campaign spending? The wrong John Wayne Rep. Michele Bachmann kicked off her presidential campaign on Monday in Waterloo, Iowa, and in one interview surrounding the official event she promised to mimic the spirit of Waterloo’s own John Wayne. The only problem, as one eagle-eyed reader notes: Waterloo’s John Wayne was not the beloved movie star, but rather John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer. Mrs. Bachmann grew up in Waterloo, and used the town as the backdrop for her campaign announcement, where she told Fox News: “Well what I want them to know is just like, John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That’s the kind of spirit that I have, too.”

Jonathan Dudley: Christian Faith Requires Accepting Evolution In the evangelical community, the year 2011 has brought a resurgence of debate over evolution. The current issue of Christianity Today asks if genetic discoveries preclude an historical Adam. While BioLogos, the brainchild of NIH director Francis Collins, is seeking to promote theistic evolution among evangelicals, the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary recently argued that true Christians should believe the Earth is only a few thousand years old. As someone raised evangelical, I realize anti-evolutionists believe they are defending the Christian tradition.

Learn to Speak Elvish A History of Elvish Mr. Tolkien produced many varieties of Elvish throughout the Middle Earth series. Palin scrubs Facebook page over Wall Street Journal correction By David EdwardsTuesday, November 9, 2010 15:36 EDT Sarah Palin may have finally proved that she does read newspapers. But one reporter seems to be challenging if she actually understands what she reads. In a speech to a trade-association conference in Phoenix Monday, Palin asserted that food prices “have risen significantly over the past year or so.” Walmart Allows Its Workers To Unionize In Other Countries, Just Not In The United States By Travis Waldron on June 8, 2011 at 12:40 pm "Walmart Allows Its Workers To Unionize In Other Countries, Just Not In The United States" To complete its acquisition of Massmart, a chain of retail stores in South Africa, Walmart struck a deal that must seem extraordinary to the company’s American employees.

Sarah Palin’s midnight ride, twice over - The Fact Checker “We saw where Paul Revere hung out as a teenager, which was something new to learn. He who warned, uh, the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms, uh, by ringing those bells and making sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free and we were going to be armed.” — Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, June 2 "You know what? I didn’t mess up about Paul Revere.

U.S. trade policy: America's unequal trade relationship with China - The American economy has been in trouble for more than a decade, and no amount of right-wing tax cuts or left-wing fiscal stimuli will solve the primary structural problem underpinning our slow growth and high unemployment. That problem is a massive, persistent trade deficit — most of it with China — that cuts the number of jobs created by nearly the number we need to keep America fully employed. To understand why huge U.S. trade deficits represent the taproot of the nation's economic woes, it's crucial to understand that four factors drive our gross domestic product: consumption, business investment, government spending and net exports.