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Defining GDP- Robert Kennedy 1968

I just started reading The Body Economic: Eight experiments in economic recovery from Iceland to Greece by David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu today. I’m in the preface and came across an excellent perspective on the relationship between economics and societal health from Robert Kennedy’s 1968 speech at the University of Kansas. 219 more words

Letters for Saturday, March 28

Budget 2015: Of mountains and mice

Re: “Budget badly missed opportunity to reimagine Alberta,” Deborah Yedlin, Opinion, March 27.

Deborah Yedlin is absolutely right. 1,124 more words


Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: Republican Budget Unfair and Unreal

From the Whitehouse press office:

Washington, DC – Early this morning, the U.S. Senate voted to approve the Republican budget resolution by a vote of 52-46.

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US News

Grim budget hikes taxes, hits pocketbook and posts record deficit

After years of deficits without consequences, Albertans took a $1.5-billion blow to the chin Thursday from a bad-news budget that hikes fees and taxes, cuts jobs and introduces a new health-care levy. 837 more words

Local News

Why African American, elderly support for aid programs keeps falling

Most politics are about wealth redistribution.

Whether you’re debating Medicare and Social Security, or Defense Department expenditures, the question is not just what to pay for, but who should ultimately pay for it. 662 more words


Whitehouse: Tax the Billionaires and Save Social Security

From the Whitehouse Press Office:
Senators Offering Amendment to Protect Social Security in Budget

Washington, DC – As the Senate continues debating the Republican budget proposal this week, U.S.

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Rhode Island News