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Michael Grabell : How the Stimulus Revived the Electric Car

Rodney Smith cleans a new Think electric car at the Magnum Drive plant in Elkhart, Ind. Photo by J. Tyler Klassen / The Elkhart Truth / AP / Pro Publica.How the stimulus revived the electric car Although electric cars would … finish reading Michael Grabell : How the Stimulus Revived the Electric Car

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‘Trickle Down’ Folly : Cutting Taxes Doesn’t Create Jobs

The “trickle down” theory: how it works.How NOT to create jobs:Cut business taxes and lower wages? Money does not trickle down in a capitalist economy — it flows upward, and that has always been true. By Ted McLaughlin / The … finish reading ‘Trickle Down’ Folly : Cutting Taxes Doesn’t Create Jobs

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Minsinformation and the Economy : The Games Republicans Play

The independents are jumping ship…Republican misinformation and economic realityBy Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / November 18, 2009 By persistent obstructionism and using endless false information, the GOP pulled off some big wins in the 2009 elections. Worse still, … finish reading Minsinformation and the Economy : The Games Republicans Play

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Barack Obama : Stop the Runaway Train

President Obama: Stop the runaway train of globalization.Long range strategic innovation: Globalization, the financial crisis, environmental planning, and getting out of Afghanistan By Ray Reece / The Rag Blog / November 5, 2009 Call this a lesson in how to … finish reading Barack Obama : Stop the Runaway Train

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A Stimulus Plan With Jubilee Vouchers. Hallelujah!

Keeping the bear at bay:Jubilee Vouchers and a complete stimulus plan If we don’t get a serious world-historical plan in place before the real Bear Market hits we’ll soon be thinking of ‘mere unemployment’ as the good old days. By … finish reading A Stimulus Plan With Jubilee Vouchers. Hallelujah!

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Republicans Blocked Pandemic Preparedness from Stimulus Bill

Susan Collins brags that she led the fight to strip the stimulus bill of pandemic preparednes. Here she shares inanities with President Bush in 2008. Photo by Ron Sachs / Getty Images North America.GOP Know-Nothings Fought Pandemic Preparedness Every discussion … finish reading Republicans Blocked Pandemic Preparedness from Stimulus Bill

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Sherman DeBrosse : An Economic Enema to Chill the Meltdown

People walk to work in the snow as they pass the flag-draped New York Stock Exchange Monday, March 2, 2009. Photo by Mark Lennihan / AP. The Geithner Plan may be good economics but it probably is terrible politics. By … finish reading Sherman DeBrosse : An Economic Enema to Chill the Meltdown

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Stimulus Denier Jindal Blows Rebuttal, Bails Out to Disneyland

Graphic by Larry Ray, The Rag Blog, with apologies to Mickey. Even Rush Limbaugh had to scratch around in the back of his painful plaudit pantry to try to put some sort of positive face on Jindal’s threadbare recitation. By … finish reading Stimulus Denier Jindal Blows Rebuttal, Bails Out to Disneyland

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The Stimulus Fix and the Global Ponzi Scheme

In terms of our current economic condition, we resemble a junkie going through withdrawal; “jonesing,” desperate for a money fix. Stimulus packages are thus globally popular to alleviate the symptoms of our addiction to easy money resulting from the recent … finish reading The Stimulus Fix and the Global Ponzi Scheme

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The Republican Taliban Are in the Cat Bird Seat

Charge!: Republican Chairman Michael Steele calls forth the forces of reaction.‘The price of determined obstructionism will be much higher for the nation, but the Republicans clearly care only about their own political fate.’ By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog … finish reading The Republican Taliban Are in the Cat Bird Seat

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Dear Sen. Cornyn : You Have Pork for Brains

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). Image by Bill Narum / The Rag Blog. Senator Cornyn: ‘Your political ambitions are clearly far more important to you than the well being of ordinary Americans who are losing their jobs in the millions.’ By … finish reading Dear Sen. Cornyn : You Have Pork for Brains

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Roger Baker on the Economy : The Pit and the Pendulum

It’s as if the economic pendulum has been made, by artificial means, to swing so far to one side for so long that it’s now becoming nearly impossible to keep it from swinging back strongly in the opposite direction of … finish reading Roger Baker on the Economy : The Pit and the Pendulum

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