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The Irish Times
Jeremy Corbyn is Margaret Thatcher’s successor. In a wayWhen Margaret Thatcher died, in 2013, one or two left-wing commentators brought
Jeremy Corbyn is Margaret Thatcher’s successor. In a way
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
When Margaret Thatcher died, in 2013, one or two left-wing commentators brought shame to their parishes by suggesting that, just to be sure, somebody ought to drive a stake into her heart. Maybe we should have paid more attention. Last week the Iron... Read more
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Quartz
This week’s market bloodbath shows it’s time for governments to do what central banks cannot - Quartz PUSHING ON A STRING After the Great Recession, central...
This week’s market bloodbath shows it’s time for governments to do what central banks cannot
Quartz / Posted yesterday
- Quartz PUSHING ON A STRING After the Great Recession, central... Read more
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Investopedia
Economist Guide: 5 Lessons Milton Friedman Teaches UsWhen Milton Friedman won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1976, it marke
Economist Guide: 5 Lessons Milton Friedman Teaches Us
Investopedia / Posted yesterday
When Milton Friedman won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1976, it marked the turning of the tide in academic economic thought, away from doctrinaire Keynesianism and toward the burgeoning "Chicago school." Friedman brought about a renewed... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Leading market historian: 'Shares could halve from here'It would be very difficult to see stock markets elsewhere in the world, includi
Leading market historian: 'Shares could halve from here'
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
It would be very difficult to see stock markets elsewhere in the world, including Britain’s, not being very negatively affected by such a major decline in American shares. At current valuations, stock markets offer little promise of recovery. While... Read more
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Fortune
Negative Interest Rates Won't Save UsThe hot topic on Capitol Hill is negative interest rates. With central banks i
Negative Interest Rates Won't Save Us
Fortune / Posted 2 days ago
The hot topic on Capitol Hill is negative interest rates. With central banks in Europe and Asia increasingly turning to the once unthinkable monetary policy to help jumpstart their moribund economies, lawmakers on Capitol Hill were keen to know,... Read more
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examiner.com
Interviewing Astra: International libertarian, musician, thinker, activistIf music is an international language it also seems that American-style "Non-Ag
Interviewing Astra: International libertarian, musician, thinker, activist
examiner.com / Posted 3 days ago
If music is an international language it also seems that American-style "Non-Aggression Principle" libertarianism has also gone global as well, at least in the form of one hot bilingual musician named Astra F. d'Oudney and her musical parents Kenn... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Would a dating app just for economists work?YOUR usually dedicated economics correspondent has recently been considering di
Would a dating app just for economists work?
Namibia Economist / Posted 3 days ago
YOUR usually dedicated economics correspondent has recently been considering ditching the world of journalism to start a new app: "Economistr". Like Tinder, but for economists. Your correspondent is very excited by this idea. The world of dating is... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
Marietta College employees excited to return to UIR in Beijing this summer Published: February 9, 2016 5:30 PM MARIETTA — Several Marietta College facul
Marietta College employees excited to return to UIR in Beijing this summer
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 4 days ago
Published: February 9, 2016 5:30 PM MARIETTA — Several Marietta College faculty members will continue to strengthen the college’s international ties when they go to Beijing... Read more
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Namibia Economist
A lottery to loseIN THEORY it works perfectly. Rather than oblige parents to send their children
A lottery to lose
Namibia Economist / Posted 4 days ago
IN THEORY it works perfectly. Rather than oblige parents to send their children to the nearest state-run or –funded school, give them a voucher to be spent at a private school of their choice. “The adoption of such arrangements”, argued Milton... Read more
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Business Standard India
Ajit Balakrishnan: The return of the activist stateThe middle class' long push to force the state to retreat from the economy may
Ajit Balakrishnan: The return of the activist state
Business Standard India / Posted 5 days ago
The middle class' long push to force the state to retreat from the economy may be reversingThe middle class' long push to force the state to retreat from the economy may be reversingThere is probably... Read more
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CBC.ca
World economy isn't getting better despite all the remedies: Don PittisIf you ever thought there was a group of smart people who really understood the
World economy isn't getting better despite all the remedies: Don Pittis
CBC.ca / Posted 6 days ago
If you ever thought there was a group of smart people who really understood the economy and you were just too stupid to figure it out, now is the time to disabuse yourself. Despite putting on a brave face for the cameras, some of our best economic... Read more
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New Zimbabwe
Why Zim is in the grip of deflationIN most parts of the world, prices have risen steadily for decades. While some
Why Zim is in the grip of deflation
New Zimbabwe / Posted 7 days ago
IN most parts of the world, prices have risen steadily for decades. While some things — computers and electronic products, for example — have become cheaper over time, the prices of most goods and services have risen inexorably. In SA, prices overall... Read more
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Salon.com
Capitalist puritans: The Koch brothers are pushing pure economic liberty as the only road to true prosperity — to the detriment of all but the richLast week, Steve Inskeep of NPR’s “Morning Edition” sat down with Charles Koch
Capitalist puritans: The Koch brothers are pushing pure economic liberty as the only road to true prosperity — to the detriment of all but the rich
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
Last week, Steve Inskeep of NPR’s “Morning Edition” sat down with Charles Koch, co-owner and CEO of Koch Industries and the more vocal half of the infamous Koch brothers duo, to talk to him about his unprecedented political campaign spending. One... Read more
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examiner.com
Feel the Bern through SocialismDemocratic socialism is enjoying a populist ride on the Bernie Sanders express
Feel the Bern through Socialism
examiner.com / Posted 7 days ago
Democratic socialism is enjoying a populist ride on the Bernie Sanders express this strange, yet revealing, political season. Voters are flocking to hear Uncle Bernie’s view of life in a truly wondrous world under socialized plans for all our daily... Read more
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Investopedia
The Evolution of Obamacare Since Its InceptionThere is always a difference between outputs and outcomes, or as Milton Friedma
The Evolution of Obamacare Since Its Inception
Investopedia / Posted 8 days ago
There is always a difference between outputs and outcomes, or as Milton Friedman once put it: “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” Every program is sold to the public on its good... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Visualizing The World's Most Famous Case Of Deflation, Part 1The Great Depression was the most severe economic depression ever experienced b
Visualizing The World's Most Famous Case Of Deflation, Part 1
Zero Hedge / Posted 8 days ago
The Great Depression was the most severe economic depression ever experienced by the Western world. As VisualCapitalist notes,it was during this troubled time that the world’s most famous case of deflation also happened. The resulting aftermath was... Read more
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Investopedia
Economist Guide: 3 Lessons Adam Smith Teaches UsFor all the attention Adam Smith receives as the father of modern economics, mo
Economist Guide: 3 Lessons Adam Smith Teaches Us
Investopedia / Posted 8 days ago
For all the attention Adam Smith receives as the father of modern economics, most of his lasting influences are best classified as moral and social – maybe even anthropological. Smith was a Scottish professor of moral philosophy at Glasgow, and most... Read more
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The Hill
Why school choice is right for America's childrenQuality education is every child's right, not a privilege that only belongs to
Why school choice is right for America's children
The Hill / Posted 9 days ago
Quality education is every child's right, not a privilege that only belongs to upper-class families. It has been almost 62 years since the U.S Supreme Court 1954 ruling in the Brown vs. Board of Education case, which abolished racial segregation in... Read more
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BBC News
Are economics degrees fit for purpose? - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
Are economics degrees fit for purpose?
BBC News / Posted 9 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say In many... Read more
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The Daily Cougar
A solution to welfare everyone can agree on One alternative that has been debated in the U.S. is the guaranteed minimal i
A solution to welfare everyone can agree on
The Daily Cougar / Posted 10 days ago
One alternative that has been debated in the U.S. is the guaranteed minimal income, otherwise known as basic income. Basic income is a monthly income provided by the state to every person or citizen in... Read more
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The Chicago Maroon
Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vote to UnionizeNews“Our success shows other contingent faculty members that it is possible to
Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vote to Unionize
The Chicago Maroon / Posted 10 days ago
News“Our success shows other contingent faculty members that it is possible to organize and make your voice heard.” In mid-December, UChicago became the first university in the Chicago area associated with... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
Chapman University professor to speak at 32nd annual Friedman Lecture at Marietta College Published: February 3, 2016 5:30 PM MARIETTA — Vernon Smith, professor of eco
Chapman University professor to speak at 32nd annual Friedman Lecture at Marietta College
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 10 days ago
Published: February 3, 2016 5:30 PM MARIETTA — Vernon Smith, professor of economics at the Chapman University in Orange, Calif., is scheduled to deliver the... Read more
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Acton Commentary
Do you feel a Draft?: Freedom, Virtue, and Military ConscriptionLast December Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced he would lift the military
Do you feel a Draft?: Freedom, Virtue, and Military Conscription
Acton Commentary / Posted 11 days ago
Last December Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced he would lift the military’s ban on women serving in combat, a move that allows hundreds of thousands of women to serve in front-line positions during wartime. “This means that as long as they... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Gerald Friedman, Bernie Sanders' Single Payer Healthcare Consultant, Debunks AttackersGerald Friedman is a Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts at A
Gerald Friedman, Bernie Sanders' Single Payer Healthcare Consultant, Debunks Attackers
Op-Ed News / Posted 12 days ago
Gerald Friedman is a Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a consultant and economic analyst on single payer healthcare and a labor historian and economist. Rob: You're done so very interesting work with singer... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Gerald Friedman, Bernie Sanders' Single Payer Healthcare Consultant, Debunks AttackersGerald Friedman is a Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts at A
Gerald Friedman, Bernie Sanders' Single Payer Healthcare Consultant, Debunks Attackers
Op-Ed News / Posted 13 days ago
Gerald Friedman is a Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a Consultant and economic analyst on single payer healthcare and a labor historian and economist. Rough, very incomplete interview notes to motivate you to... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obviousAUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a pres
Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obvious
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 14 days ago
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presidential candidate, praising the transformative love of Jesus Christ and promising to defend religious liberty. But the Texas senator rarely evokes the biblical tenet of... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Whatever Happened To: The military draftWay back when — roughly 50 years ago — young men didn't necessarily look forwar
Whatever Happened To: The military draft
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
Way back when — roughly 50 years ago — young men didn't necessarily look forward to life after graduating from high school or college. Instead, their attention was focused on three words that had the capacity to dramatically change their lives — the... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obviousAUSTIN, Texas -- Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presiden
Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obvious
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 14 days ago
AUSTIN, Texas -- Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presidential candidate, praising the transformative love of Jesus Christ and promising to defend religious liberty. But the Texas senator rarely evokes the biblical tenet of... Read more
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Deseret News
Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obviousAUSTIN, Texas — Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a president
Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obvious
Deseret News / Posted 14 days ago
AUSTIN, Texas — Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presidential candidate, praising the transformative love of Jesus Christ and promising to defend religious liberty. But the Texas senator rarely evokes the biblical tenet of... Read more
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KX TV North Dakota
Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obviousAUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a pres
Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obvious
KX TV North Dakota / Posted 14 days ago
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presidential candidate, praising the transformative love of Jesus Christ and promising to defend religious liberty. But the Texas senator rarely evokes the biblical tenet of... Read more
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KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma
Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obviousAUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a pres
Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obvious
KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma / Posted 14 days ago
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presidential candidate, praising the transformative love of Jesus Christ and promising to defend religious liberty. But the Texas senator rarely evokes the biblical tenet of... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obviousAUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a pres
Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obvious
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 14 days ago
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presidential candidate, praising the transformative love of Jesus Christ and promising to defend religious liberty. But the Texas senator rarely evokes the biblical tenet of... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obviousAUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a pres
Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obvious
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 14 days ago
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presidential candidate, praising the transformative love of Jesus Christ and promising to defend religious liberty. But the Texas senator rarely evokes the biblical tenet of... Read more
14 related stories
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obviousAUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a pres
Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obvious
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 14 days ago
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presidential candidate, praising the transformative love of Jesus Christ and promising to defend religious liberty. But the Texas senator rarely evokes the biblical tenet of... Read more
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The Inter-Mountain
Trump may offer GOP hopeWith Reagan's large triumph in 1980, it seemed that movement conservatives were
Trump may offer GOP hope
The Inter-Mountain / Posted 15 days ago
With Reagan's large triumph in 1980, it seemed that movement conservatives were in charge but the reality was somewhat different. Eager to avoid an "economic Dunkirk," as Budget Director David Stockman warned, Reagan filled the commercial positions... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Differences Between Monetarist Theory and Keynesian Theory of MoneyThe two most prominent theories of macroeconomics to emerge during the 20th cen
Differences Between Monetarist Theory and Keynesian Theory of Money
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 15 days ago
The two most prominent theories of macroeconomics to emerge during the 20th century are the Keynesian Theory of Money and the Monetarism Theory. Keynesian thought traces back to the early part of the century as a response to the Panic of 1914 and... Read more
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Zero Hedge
What If Obama Believed In Individual Liberty & Free Markets?Submitted by Richard Ebeling via EpicTimes.com, President Barack Obama deliver
What If Obama Believed In Individual Liberty & Free Markets?
Zero Hedge / Posted 16 days ago
Submitted by Richard Ebeling via EpicTimes.com, President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address on January 12, 2016, and devoted most of the time to defending his “legacy” of bigger and more intrusive government, with an... Read more
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Investopedia
U.S. Students Read More Marx Than Adam SmithWe'd long suspected it, but Tom Bemishas confirmed our worst fears about the st
U.S. Students Read More Marx Than Adam Smith
Investopedia / Posted 16 days ago
We'd long suspected it, but Tom Bemishas confirmed our worst fears about the state of U.S. higher education. While the last redoubt of the Communist Revolution on the world stage may be tiny, struggling Cuba, which is itself desperate to trade with... Read more
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Orange County Register
Empowered parents exemplify School Choice WeekWhen Karla Ramos recently got word that her son could transfer from his assigne
Empowered parents exemplify School Choice Week
Orange County Register / Posted 18 days ago
When Karla Ramos recently got word that her son could transfer from his assigned school in Las Vegas to a school that she believed would work better for him, she felt all her anxieties disappear. That’s because Ramos, like tens of thousands of... Read more
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Minda News
COMMENTARY: Electing a Moro Senator“Political freedom means the absence of coercion of a man by his fellow men. Th
COMMENTARY: Electing a Moro Senator
Minda News / Posted 21 days ago
“Political freedom means the absence of coercion of a man by his fellow men. The fundamental threat to freedom is power to coerce, be it in the hands of a monarch, a dictator, an oligarchy, or a momentary majority. The preservation of freedom... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nothing's for FreeMAKING every effort to stay out of the debate on education has presented an opp
Nothing's for Free
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
MAKING every effort to stay out of the debate on education has presented an opportunity to broach another rather sensitive topic. It is sensitive because it is factual, but all too often, widely and perhaps even deliberately, forgotten or... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Letters to the editor, Jan. 22

Focus on violence

The Jan. 15 column by Isabel Sa

Letters to the editor, Jan. 22
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 23 days ago

Focus on violence

The Jan. 15 column by Isabel Sawhill on the decline of marriage as a foundation of social order was very timely. Athough gun violence isn’t mentioned, it certainly relates.
How? The columnist cites... Read more

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The Tyee
Hey Finland! Canada Tried Guaranteed Income Once, and It WorkedIt's said nothing can stop an idea whose time has come, but politicians know yo
Hey Finland! Canada Tried Guaranteed Income Once, and It Worked
The Tyee / Posted 24 days ago
It's said nothing can stop an idea whose time has come, but politicians know you can sure slow it down. A Canadian social experiment in the 1970s might have prevented 40 years of a widening income gap and social misery. Instead, conservative... Read more
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Zero Hedge
We Know How This Ends - Part 2Submitted by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, Part 1 is HERE.
We Know How This Ends - Part 2
Zero Hedge / Posted 24 days ago
Submitted by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, Part 1 is HERE. In March 1969, while Buba was busy in the quicksand of its swaps and forward dollar interventions, Netherlands Bank (the Dutch central bank) had instructed commercial... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Soon Comes The DelugeSubmitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, The robo-machines are now
Soon Comes The Deluge
Zero Hedge / Posted 24 days ago
Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, The robo-machines are now having a grand old time hazing the August lows at 1870 on the S&P, and may succeed in ginning up another dead-cat bounce or two. But this market is going down for the... Read more
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The Atlantic
Does Immigration Depress the Wages of Blue-Collar Workers?In The Big Short, one of the characters explains how he discovered the worthles
Does Immigration Depress the Wages of Blue-Collar Workers?
The Atlantic / Posted 26 days ago
In The Big Short, one of the characters explains how he discovered the worthlessness of the mortgages that supposedly undergirded Wall Street’s triple-A securities: “I read them.” The political equivalent of Wall Street’s mortgage-backed securities... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Time for a revenue-neutral carbon feeWant to cut taxes and shrink the government? Let’s talk climate change. We oft
Time for a revenue-neutral carbon fee
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 28 days ago
Want to cut taxes and shrink the government? Let’s talk climate change. We often hear of climate change as a left-only issue. It’s fair to see why: Most solutions have been big government, top-down policies crafted or inspired by the United Nations.... Read more

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