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What would Braveheart do?

Sep 15 2014 7:27pm CDT | Source: WND

No matter how the vote turns out on Thursday in Scotland, either for independence or continued union with Britain, the disintegration of the Old Continent appears almost inevitable. Already the British government has conceded that, even if the Scots vote for union, Edinburgh will receive greater powers to rule itself. Cheering for the breakup of the U.K. are Catalans and Basques, Bretons and Corsicans, Tyroleans, Venetians, Flemish, all dreaming of nations of their own carved o ...
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Paul Krugman blasts the right-wing “deflation caucus” for “being wrong year after year”

Sep 5 2014 6:06am CDT | Source:

The Times columnist argues that the right's misplaced but enduring hysteria over inflation is due t ...
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Europe's Austerity-Fueled Depression Keeps Getting Worse

Sep 4 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Europe's central bank just slashed interest rates and launched emergency stimulus measures -- but six years too late, and not enough to counter the austerity that has Europe in a worse mess than the Great Depression. The European Central Bank surprised markets on Thursday by cutting its target short-term interest rate to basically zero. ECB also plans to buy a bunch of bonds to push longer-term rates lower, too -- an echo of the U.S. Federal Reserve's many round ...
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Will Increasingly Libertarian-Leaning Voters Sway the 2016 Presidential Election?

Aug 10 2014 11:48am CDT | Source: Big Government

Recent polls indicate that libertarian ideas are gaining traction among voters, especially with "Millennials" under the age of 33, a group whose strong support was critical to the election of Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. According to a February 2014 Pew Research Poll, only 31 percent of Millennials believe there is much difference between the Democratic and Republican parties (compared to 49 percent of Baby Boomers.) Even more sign ...
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Mitch McConnell’s Wife Sits On Bloomberg Board, Major Funder Of ‘War On Coal’

Aug 8 2014 1:10pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell with his wife, Elaine Chao. CREDIT: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao is part of the important effort to end dirty mining practices and shut down dirty coal plants in Kentucky and nationwide. What’s awkward about this is that her husband, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), is locked in a tight Senate race with challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes — whom he h ...
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Professor Quits FiveThirtyEight Blog After Anti-Global Warming Article Backlash

Jul 29 2014 12:08pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Environmental studies professor Roger Pielke, Jr. has quit Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight blog over a controversy that arose after he wrote a post denying that global warming is responsible for the increasing costs of recovery from natural disasters. Pielke, a professor in the Environmental Studies Program and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), reported to Discover Magazine that ove ...
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The Tradeoff Between Inflation and Unemployment: What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us

Jul 28 2014 9:38am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

To assert that economists are having trouble figuring out the relationship between inflation and unemployment is like saying chefs can't figure out what to do with salt and pepper. It's that fundamental. Yet, we're befuddled, and that has powerful policy implications. For example, a prominent macro economist recently suggested to me that we must have been at full employment for the past 20 years, because inflation has essenti ...
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