Tagged: politics

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Budget Simulator

So politics appear to be derailing the federal budget process yet again. When I last talked about the budget back in February, I forgot to mention one great resource for information about the budget....

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Post-post-partisanship

David Brook’s column this morning is a pretty good analysis of what happened to the promise of post-partisan governance we saw such a short glimmer of a while back. The short version is that...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert is writing some of the best stuff on the web at the moment. For a good example check out this article about the hotel he used to stay at when he was...

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Corporate Personhood

Based on the Supreme Court’s recent decision that corporations have the same rights as individuals, a PR firm in Maryland has announced that it is running for congress. From the NYTime’s Economix blog.  ...

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Budgets

It’s that time of year again. The President has rolled out his budget proposal for 2011. That’s the beginning of a fairly drawn out process. In a couple of weeks the CBO will add...

Jonathan Haidt Interview 0

Jonathan Haidt Interview

The Utne Reader has an interesting interview with Jonathan Haidt about politics. If you’re not familiar with Jonathan Haidt, he’s a Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Virginia. He’s done a lot...

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WSJ

There’s been a lot of talk recently about Murdoch spreading the craziness from the op-ed section of the Wall Street Journal into the reality based sections. This is what a lot of people feared...

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The 5 Stages of a Dismal Scientific Revolution

In most people’s minds, the recent financial crisis has been the last nail in the coffin of the Chicago School of Economics’ philosophies. That’s certainly what members of the saltwater school think, and I...

The Financial-Industrial Complex 0

The Financial-Industrial Complex

Simon Johnson has an article in the NYTimes today with another suggestion on reforming the finance industry. He compares the dangers we face from this industry to the dangers Eisenhower warned about with the...

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Romneycare

Timothy Egan had a cute article yesterday about our former governor. It’s about how Romney was bragging about how great “his” Massachusetts health insurance plan was when he was running for president last year,...