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Child poverty at devastating levels in US cities and states

by Patrick Martin

Reports issued over the past week suggest that child poverty in America is more widespread than at any time in the last 50 years. 848 more words

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Half a million children in poverty in Michigan

by Debra Watson

Well over one-half million children in Michigan are so poor they live in families unable to cope with daily survival needs. The number of children living in poverty in the state jumped 35 percent between 2006 and 2012. 462 more words

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Wednesday Reads: Leftovers

Good Morning

This is just going to be a link dump, I am not feeling quite up to the task of writing a post today, maybe it is the frustrating tiresome week…I don’t know. 1,309 more words

Morning Reads

Study: We won't fare well in the robot-controlled future

They clean our floors, assemble parts in our factories, beat us at chess and feed us tomatoes. Robots are becoming ubiquitous, and economists from Boston and Columbia Universities say they will have a dire effect on the US economy. 455 more words

Whatever Became of Economists and the American economy

by Paul Craig Roberts

According to the official economic fairy tale, the US economy has been in recovery since June 2009.

This fairy tale supports America’s image as the safe haven, an image that keeps the dollar up, the stock market up, and interest rates down. 865 more words

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Today's move in the Market

I think that the recent behavior in the market shows that economics don’t nearly matter as much as the cost of money does. Now we wait for the Fed. 22 more words

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