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Obama: ‘It’s Pretty Hard To Find An Economic Measure Where We’re Not Significantly Better Off’

Brendan Bordelon

President Obama put his rosy glasses on for an interview with CNBC on Thursday, claiming “It’s pretty hard to find an economic measure where we’re not significantly better off.” 236 more words

5 Common Misconceptions about the US Economy

1. The Debt

While the national debt continues to climb, it is currently around $16 trillion. That’s really just the tip of the iceberg, however. If you were to account for all the… 61 more words

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The arbitrarily poor

Quico and I had a non-quibble a few days ago about poverty. I criticized poverty measures, and he beat me up about it.

Truth is that I agree with him. 1,053 more words

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Party Time

Jeremy Grantham has recently been interviewed reiterating his expectation that this bubble will reach 2350 on the SPX before collapsing. He bases this view on historical bubbles which have exceeded two standard deviations. 304 more words

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The price we pay for cheap crap

Two news items on a single theme: Big Mac Mystery Meat, and toxic baubles.

Second one first, ‘cuz there’s a direct Vermont connection. Two-Fisted™ Attorney General Bill Sorrell has… 517 more words

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26% Of All Millennials Live At Home With Their Parents, The Most In The Age Group Since 1950

Certainly it’s been a problem. Since the crash of 2008 and the ensuing slow recovery it’s been a more and more common theme for Millennials, those 25-34, to move back home with their parents. 413 more words

It's Not Going to Be OK | Alternet

via It’s Not Going to Be OK | Alternet.

Truthdig / By Chris Hedges

The economic crisis could plunge the U.S. into a long period of social instability.

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