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Harold W Stevens
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R&R pose strawman. Rational observers are not duped.

According to Krugman, however, there’s “an enormous difference between the statement ‘countries with debt over 90% of GDP tend to have slower growth than countries with debt below 90% of GDP’ and the statement ‘growth drops off sharply when debt exceeds 90% of GDP.’ ” Explaining that the former statement is true while the latter one is not, Krugman says that the pair have continued to blur that distinction even in their recent writings.
 
Oh cry me a river
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Thanks, +Alexander JC. :)
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I think Boehner's head might explode.
 
About Sacred Economics

Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme—but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.

This book is about how the money system will have to change—and is already changing—to embody this transition. A broadly integrated synthesis of theory, policy, and practice, Sacred Economics explores avant-garde concepts of the New Economics, including negative-interest currencies, local currencies, resource-based economics, gift economies, and the restoration of the commons. Author Charles Eisenstein also considers the personal dimensions of this transition, speaking to those concerned with “right livelihood” and how to live according to their ideals in a world seemingly ruled by money. Tapping into a rich lineage of conventional and unconventional economic thought, Sacred Economics presents a vision that is original yet commonsense, radical yet gentle, and increasingly relevant as the crises of our civilization deepen.

In keeping with one of the main themes of the book, the full text of the book is available online as a gift. 
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Your move, Boehner.
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The right-fringe GOP and their Citizen United corporatist SCOTUS pals like Scalia and Thomas would be Keystone Cop hilarious, if they weren't so collectively toxic to representative democracy.
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This, Friends&Neighbors, is why bridges are falling into rivers, and congress rates lower than lice or root canals:

"To give Congress some credit, it was able to beat the Kardashians, John Edwards, lobbyists, Fidel Castro and North Korea by large margins and Lindsay Lohan, playground bullies and telemarketers by small margins"

http://blog.syracuse.com/opinion/2013/02/congressional_approval_now_at.html
 
Thought about putting this in the humor section, but it's not really funny. 
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(Via +Lisa Wiffledust )
I ran across Seeger's "I Have a Rendezvous With Death" in high school during the run-up to Vietnam. Still haunts me.

"Alan Seeger (22 June 1888 – 4 July 1916) was an American poet who fought and died in World War I during the Battle of the Somme serving in the French Foreign Legion. Seeger is the uncle of American folk singer Pete Seeger, and was a classmate of T.S. Eliot at Harvard. He is most well known for having authored the poem, I Have a Rendezvous with Death, a favorite of President John F. Kennedy. A statue modeled after Seeger is found on the monument honoring fallen Americans who volunteered for France during the war, located at the Place des États-Unis, Paris"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Seeger

I Have a Rendezvous with Death
by Alan Seeger

I have a rendezvous with Death   
At some disputed barricade,   
When Spring comes back with rustling shade   
And apple-blossoms fill the air—   
I have a rendezvous with Death
When Spring brings back blue days and fair.   
   
It may be he shall take my hand   
And lead me into his dark land   
And close my eyes and quench my breath—   
It may be I shall pass him still.
I have a rendezvous with Death   
On some scarred slope of battered hill,   
When Spring comes round again this year   
And the first meadow-flowers appear.   
   
God knows 'twere better to be deep 
Pillowed in silk and scented down,   
Where love throbs out in blissful sleep,   
Pulse nigh to pulse, and breath to breath,   
Where hushed awakenings are dear...   
But I've a rendezvous with Death
At midnight in some flaming town,   
When Spring trips north again this year,   
And I to my pledged word am true,   
I shall not fail that rendezvous.

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19396
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sure does!
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Along with Gretchen Morgenson on Too Big To Fail, Tim DeChristopher ("Bidder 70") tells why he spent nearly two years in prison in the name of environmental justice.
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I think Rand Paul's head might explode.

“I’m freed up to do what I think is right for the patients,” Ciampi said. “If I’m providing them a service that they value, they can pay me, and we cut the insurance out as the middleman and cut out a lot of the expense.”
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News Corp: We Think For You To Save You The Trouble™
 
Not racist but number one with racists
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If we can summon courage for war, we can summon it for peace, too.
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this has always been a favorite song of mine
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"Taxes Are What We Pay for Civilized Society"
 
Hey republitards and teabaggers!
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"Trade agreements, once signed, override national sovereignty and limit a country's ability to regulate giant corporations. The Bloomberg report noted that the financial industry is already trying to use existing trade agreements to roll back regulations required by the 3-year-old Dodd-Frank law"
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    Math (Minor, Physics), 1971
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