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Keynes, Hayek and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Economy

Keynes, Hayek and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Economy | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it

by MICHAEL CHARNEY


Adam Smith, in several of his writings (including the oft-quoted The Wealth of Nations), describes for us an invisible hand, a term now used by economists to describe the self-regulating nature of the marketplace.


What Smith fails to tell us, however, is this: Just because the hand is invisible doesn’t mean you can’t feel it when it body-slams you to the ground.


As we slowly arise—very, very slowly, according to recent job and GDP stats—we continue the search for the best way to handle the hand... [MORE]

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There IS a Cure For Electile Dysfunction!

There IS a Cure For Electile Dysfunction! | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
Help today... far too many suffer needlessly...
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Anat Shenker-Osorio from Closing Plenary, Netroots Nation 2013 - YouTube

Anat Shenker-Osorio from Closing Plenary, Netroots Nation 2013 - YouTube | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
Anat Shenker-Osorio from Closing Plenary, Netroots Nation 2013, San Jose, CA June 22, 2013
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Inside Politics Speed Read: Pop quiz on Obama's rough foreign trip

Inside Politics Speed Read: Pop quiz on Obama's rough foreign trip | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
Pop quiz on Obama’s foreign trip: There was a point during his news conference in South Korea on Friday morning when President Obama referenced how the U.S. was standing up to a rogue world player.
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The U.S. is now embracing everything that the Russians went through and rejected (Michael Savage) - YouTube

From "The Savage Nation" (Monday, November 26, 2012 edition) (Michael Savage - #America is now embracing everything that #Russia went through and rejected: http://t.co/CXr0pvSoqp via @youtube)...
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, February 18, 5:39 AM

This is brainwashing as cheap shot and it is displayed as a  high art is displayed in this podcast. These words touch all levels of emotional slandering to install hate and fear. Yes that is the savage nation Michael Savage builds.

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It's On #MiddleClass America to Save America

It's On #MiddleClass America to Save America | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
I can't imagine anyone arguing that America does not need a healthier, more economically viable, active, and growing middle class. Sadly, I also can't imagine much argument that the exact opposite ...
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Scorecard: Will Obama Hit the Mark on Real NSA Reform?

Scorecard: Will Obama Hit the Mark on Real NSA Reform? | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it

On Friday, President Barack Obama will announce changes and potential reforms he will make to the National Security Agency (NSA). What can we expect?


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Coffee Party USA's curator insight, January 16, 6:39 AM

How will he perform? We are watching to see what happens. Hopefully, we will also perform and contact those elected to represent us, including Obama, and let them know how to represent us.

Greg Russak's comment, January 22, 10:19 PM
See the link below (and a new Scoop to Coffee Party News) for the EFF's scoring of the President on NSA and spying. Don't miss the excellent and succinct explanations of each category, too. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/01/rating-obamas-nsa-reform-plan-eff-scorecard-explained
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Animated: How the New Hampshire Rebellion will make corruption the #1 issue of 2016 - YouTube

Want to walk with the #NHRebellion? You can sign up here: http://march.nhrebellion.org/march/default.asp Can't walk but want to support us? Help us pay for t...

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Party Recon's comment, January 17, 1:50 PM
Sorry, but I felt the need to spell it out completely Greg. I think it is important to point out that money is just a tool. It can be used for good or for evil. I was trying to put an exclamation point on the evil nature of its use in politics by showing the true cause and affect of money -- corruption of the system.
Greg Russak's comment, January 17, 4:47 PM
Please don't apologize and, instead, let me offer you my apology. I should have trusted my first instinct about what you were doing, which is exactly what you've said above.
Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 17, 8:55 PM

Corruption of our polictical process should be the #1 issue!

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Survey: 81 Percent of Universities Say Sequester Has Directly Affected Research Activities | Sequester Watch, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com

Survey: 81 Percent of Universities Say Sequester Has Directly Affected Research Activities | Sequester Watch, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
Universities say the automatic federal budget cuts that began last March have directly affected their research activities, leading to layoffs.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 13, 6:46 AM

This also could encourage universities to look even more to corporation for money which could bias results.

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After North Korea, emotional Rodman urges no politics for a day - Chicago Tribune

After North Korea, emotional Rodman urges no politics for a day - Chicago Tribune | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
After North Korea, emotional Rodman urges no politics for a day
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Is The Primary System To Blame For Partisanship?

Is The Primary System To Blame For Partisanship? | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
Many observers say increasing partisanship in America is the result of gerrymandered districts.

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Greg Russak's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:21 AM

Data discussed in this report indicates that, contrary to what I would have expected, "open" primaries do NOT result in more moderate candidates representing their parties in the general elections. Why not? Two words: voter apathy. 

Party Recon's comment, December 18, 2013 10:20 AM
This report is silly. We have extremist candidates because we have become an extremist nation. We used to be content with boxing. Two guys duking it out with padded gloves. No we have the UFC, where most fights end with a brutal kick to the head or with one guy conceding to prevent the other guy from choking him out or breaking his arm. Moderation is also not rewarded in our 1% media. We want our talk shows to be violent and confrontational. We like Jerry Springer more than we like Oprah. Even the exploits of the illiterate Jersey Shore crowd weren't enough. Now we have Mob Wives threatening to off each other every week. In short, our politics is a perfect reflection of what we've become as a society. The only question now is, how far down the evolutionary scale will we slide before realizing that we are falling for the same "bread and circus" act that the Roman ruling class used to keep the populace anesthetized while they did whatever they wanted? Don' think that's true? Then explain to me why else 90 million eligible voters didn't bother showing up to the polls in 2012. WAKE UP AMERICA. We're letting Washington and the 1% play us for suckers. It's time to do something about that. Check out www.partyrecon.org and get involved.
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We're Supposed to Believe These Guys?

We're Supposed to Believe These Guys? | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it

I am a huge fan and active supporter of the good and important work being done by Represent.Us to promote and gather true grassroots support for the American Anti-Corruption Act. It’s why I’m having such a hard time with their recent choice of media in this:

DC ISN’T ABOUT RED VS. BLUE — IT’S ALL ABOUT THE GREEN


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Greg Russak's comment, December 17, 2013 6:17 PM
Brother Dan, my gander and my dander are just fine! :-) It's through this sort of discourse that we all test our beliefs, what we think we know, what we want to accomplish, and what we will do about it!!
Party Recon's comment, December 17, 2013 6:19 PM
Understood Greg. Then I only have one question left. Are you really, in fact, Groucho?
Greg Russak's comment, December 17, 2013 6:24 PM
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.<br>Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/g/grouchomar146422.html#oYjGCrgzzAoZF3GG.99
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Rooting for Failure

Rooting for Failure | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
It’s hard to remember a time when a major political party and its media arm were so actively hoping for fellow Americans to lose.
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12-yr-old takes on NC Governor re. voting rights | "Story of America" #102

http://www.StoryofAmerica.org | 12-year-old Madison Kimrey of Burlington founded NC Youth Rocks after the North Carolina legislature passed voting restrictio...

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Coffee Party USA's curator insight, November 24, 2013 6:37 AM

The refreshing sight of youthful push back to a change that will impact their future.

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Rare protest disrupts U.S. Supreme Court session

Rare protest disrupts U.S. Supreme Court session | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Supreme Court oral argument was disrupted on Wednesday by a rare outburst from a protester who assailed a 2010 ruling on campaign finance.The man interrupted proceedings
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Signature needed: Senate will vote on Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United

Signature needed: Senate will vote on Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
Money is not speech, and the Supreme Court’s decisions Citizens United and McCutcheon have perverted our democracy.

It's time to pass a constitutional amendment.
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Christie denies divisive culture, says he would have stopped lane closures had he known

Christie denies divisive culture, says he would have stopped lane closures had he known | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
(CNN) - If Gov. Chris Christie’s administration had come to him beforehand and told him of the plan to close down access lanes at the George Washington Bridge last September he claims he would have stopped them.
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Is The Obama Administration the Most Corrupt in U.S. History?

Is The Obama Administration the Most Corrupt in U.S. History? | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
Is The Obama Administration the Most Corrupt in U.S. History? - The Huffington Post
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Rachel Maddow: Federal probe of NC toxic polluter could be bad ...

Rachel Maddow: Federal probe of NC toxic polluter could be bad ... | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on Thursday that a burgeoning federal investigation could spell trouble for not only the North Carolina company behind an 82,000-ton toxic spill, but also for former employee Gov.
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Diverse Women Battling Republican Stereotypes

Diverse Women Battling Republican Stereotypes | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
A bevy of smart, fresh-faced Republican women is running for Congress this year, shattering the stereotype that the political right is a bastion of old, white men.

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There are many out there who hear "GOP" as if it's a dog whistle. There's diversity and a variety of opinions in the party--and the party can be pushed further in that direction if we want to....

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NJ Democrat: This is 'just the beginning' of the Christie investigations

NJ Democrat: This is 'just the beginning' of the Christie investigations | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
(CNN) -- Republican Gov. Chris Christie is under federal investigation into whether he misused Hurricane Sandy relief funds.
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N.J. Democrat says more subpoenas coming in Chris Christie bridge scandal - Washington Times

N.J. Democrat says more subpoenas coming in Chris Christie bridge scandal - Washington Times | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
A top New Jersey Democrat will issue subpoenas as early as Monday to delve into the actors and motives behind the dubious "traffic study" at the base of the George Washington Bridge that is threatening Gov.
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White House faces off against Congress in Supreme Court

White House faces off against Congress in Supreme Court | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
Washington (CNN) - President Obama's recess appointments to a federal agency– made without Senate confirmation– will be reviewed by the Supreme Court on Monday.
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Government shutdown, filibusters topped 2013's political news online - Los Angeles Times

Government shutdown, filibusters topped 2013's political news online - Los Angeles Times | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
Government shutdown, filibusters topped 2013's political news online Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON – They're not perfect measures of public interest, but the year-end roundups released by tech giants Google, Twitter and Facebook do provide some...
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Mr. Limbaugh if you’re nasty: How right-wing mean media keeps conservatives on the fringe

Mr. Limbaugh if you’re nasty: How right-wing mean media keeps conservatives on the fringe | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
Outrage sells. Rush, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity might make megabucks and have real influence, but there's a limit
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Ronald Reagan is not coming back, Republicans. Accept it.

Ronald Reagan is not coming back, Republicans. Accept it. | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it
The Republican Party is still waiting for their beloved head coach, Ronald Reagan, to come out of the locker room and lead them to another victory.
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And if he did, they wouldn't like it, since the myth has overtaken the man....

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Remembering Remembering Kennedy

Remembering Remembering Kennedy | Electile Dysfunction | Scoop.it

On the morning of the funeral, I remember lying on the carpet in front of the television with my legs waving behind me and my chin cupped in my hands. The rough carpet chafed both elbows.  Through the living room window I could see a half-masted flag....

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