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Who says the economy is down and that consumers aren't willing to spend, spend, spend in order to stimulate new economic growth?
The problem with gloomy economists and skittish policymakers... [read more]
Attention class: Today's word is "fractal inequality."
Okay, that's a phrase, not a word, and a very wonky one. It means "uneven inequality," but the unevenness refers not to the relatively... [read more]
If a politician clings to office too long, a couple of bad things can happen: The constituency can change and suddenly yank the comfy rug of incumbency out from under the politico, or the office... [read more]
One thing about the tea party Republicans in Congress is that they do know who butters their biscuits. Several have recently rushed forward with an anguished plea in defense of Wall Street barons, CEOs, and... [read more]
In the Wizard Of Oz, Dorothy assessed the odd things she was experiencing and said to her little dog, "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
Lately, Sen.... [read more]
Years ago the delightfully-naughty movie star, Mae West, said: "I used to be Snow White, but I drifted."
Less delightful are some of the purity claims of such food manufacturing giants... [read more]
Can antibiotic medicines, long hailed as miracle drugs, be too much of a good thing? Yes.
Two factors are at work here. First, bacteria (one of the earliest forms of... [read more]
Boy, just when you think the über-rich couldn't get any more narcissistic or nutty, along comes Tom Perkins.
He suddenly forced himself on us with a loud, self-pitying whine, which... [read more]
You know what America needs? More jobs, that's what.
Not Walmart-style "jobettes," but real jobs, stable ones with a good salary and benefits, union jobs so workers have a say in... [read more]
Were you invited to the big doing's in Davos? You know, the annual, powwow of power elites held in that posh resort town in the Swiss Alps. The World Economic Forum, as it's formally... [read more]