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Meltdown & Revival

May 28th, 2010 · No Comments

I was going to call this post, “California Dreamin’” because what finally broke through my “not writing on Unspun™” barrier has to do with California’s pension “crisis,” which is really just one more aspect of California’s generalized budgetary crisis. But given what’s going on around the rest of the country, “Meltdown” seemed the more appropriate […]

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Tags: Administrivia · Blogs & Blogging · California · Economy · Government

Economic Surprise

September 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Congressional leaders were recently “stunned” to learn that the United States was “literally maybe days away from a complete meltdown of our financial system.” Why stunned?

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Tags: 2008 Presidential Election · Economy

Good News, Serfs!

July 2nd, 2004 · No Comments

George Bush’s numbers in the polls are lookin’ good. And well they should be! Unemployment held steady at 5.6 percent. Sure, that’s not quite as good as things were under Bill Clinton, when unemployment remained below 5% (sometimes as low as 4%) for 34 months in a row. But, still! And new jobs? Well, last […]

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Tags: Economy · Politics-In-General


April 27th, 2004 · 30 Comments

The President and Vice-President of the United States go to the Supreme Court today to see if they can withhold information from the American people. At issue is whether oil companies can write the United States Energy Policy without fear that we, the people, will find out how the government and legal system are being […]

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Tags: Corporations · Economy · greed · Law and Legal Issues · Politics-In-General · Social Issues · The Bush Regime

The Bush Jobs Cheer

February 14th, 2004 · 2 Comments

Not much to say about this. It pretty much says it all.

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Tags: Economy

The Invisible Economic Recovery

November 5th, 2003 · No Comments

Rowan writes about the very thing that’s really been bugging me about the Bush administration — even more than the bottomless pit of money that is the oil war — his claims about the economic recovery supposedly being experienced by the United States. He quotes a New York Times story which notes, Nearly 3.8 million […]

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Tags: Economy