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good point. here's the original article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/07/25/republican-want-to-raise-taxes-on-the-poor-why/

another thing to consider is that this flies in the face of people who spout that tax cuts increase revenue. the intellectual dishonesty is staggering.
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high comedy. for krugman, i think this is one step above being verbally assaulted by a bum on the sidewalk
April 30 (Bloomberg) -- Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul talk about inflation, monetary policy and the role of the Federal Reserve. They speak ...
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people borrow money to invest in their future all the time, e.g. to attend college. basically krugman says that austerity is a death spiral, cut spending -> reduce tax base -> don't solve budget problems -> rinse and repeat. this seems similar to something like a company's end of life behavior. but as a sovereign government, we have an alternative to the death spiral. we have tools at our disposal. that is how i understand him.

however i think the bigger problem is you (and ron paul) are trying to apply personal finance and common sense to macroeconomic policy. this is very seductive but in truth extremely dangerous. i feel this belief is perpetuated by programs that pit a nobel prize winning princeton professor debating a congressman on economic policy and treating them as equals and both points of view as legitimate.

why i like krugman is that yes he has a distinct point of view which is liberal, but in his policy and print he does not toe the party line, he goes where the academics takes him. that honesty is pretty rare nowadays.
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bama's 2008 recruiting class. 8 NFL draft picks plus barrett jones is a day 1 or 2 pick next year. 3 top 10 picks (julio, dareus, and barron). pretty insane. before saban, bama didn't have a 1st round pick in the previous 5 years.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/commitments/2008/alabama-73
Signed Letter of Intent. Name, Pos, Location, Ht, Wt, 40, Stars, Rivals Rating, Committed, Videos, Pos Rank, Nat Rank, State Rank, Visit Date, Enrolled, Recruited By. Mark Barron 4 stars, ATH, Mobile,...
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i hope this guy is good so he keeps giving interviews
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The Steelers had one of the best drafts in a while but none with these interviewing skills. The name change was a desirable one on other counts as well
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pretty hilarious, but not sure it was worth getting that song stuck in my head
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would he make a better comic book hero or reality tv star?
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When your brakes fail but you manage to coast to a stop without hitting anything, you don't say "there's nothing wrong here because we didn't crash and kill ourselves". But that ...
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I shared an article in the FT today on this. There are several things written on this but a quote from that makes me laugh and cry at the same time -
“For the last nine months the main reason to not buy something for 72 cents that was really worth a dollar was the idea that there was this guy with infinite capacity on the other side [of the trade],” lamented one prominent hedge fund manager."

A month of so ago, WSJ ran a piece on this (that a London based JPM trader was taking massive positions) after these hedge funds complained that they were not able to profit from it. Seriously - the dude is gambling with my money (eventually) and there are people complaining that they can't screw him enough.
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horrible reporting. sports reporting has really devolved into fitting events into a larger narrative, whether it exists or not. espn is the worst offender

http://espn.go.com/chicago/nba/story/_/id/7868860/chicago-bulls-guard-derrick-rose-injury-caused-overloaded-schedule

http://news.yahoo.com/nba-schedule-probably-not-blame-rose-injury-215954253--spt.html
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there are a couple things i think. One is there was no "sweep the leg" moment. the brett favre hit is talked about most but didn't even draw a penalty (though i think the league said it should have). But the point is that no behavior rose to a level of violence that people would consider completely out of bounds. The second is a lot of bounty stuff is actually legal. you can legally try to injure someone's acl during a tackle or if someone has a preexisting injury there is nothing preventing you from attacking that injury. i think this is more of a PR thing about the league promoting safety to high school and college players rather than really a change in game play in the NFL.
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if i link this will my account implode?
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