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Externalities and the Dubious Defenses of Gun Enthusiasts « naked capitalism

Externalities and the Dubious Defenses of Gun Enthusiasts « naked capitalism | Economic policy | Scoop.it
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The Chained CPI is a Bad Deal for Kids and Low-Income Working-Age Adults Too | CEPR Blog

The Chained CPI is a Bad Deal for Kids and Low-Income Working-Age Adults Too | CEPR Blog | Economic policy | Scoop.it
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The chained-CPI cuts being discussed will impact many of our most vulnerable,, not just us old farts on Social Security. It's a bad idea. Oppose it!

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Google Revenues Sheltered in No-Tax Bermuda Soar to $10 Billion

Google Revenues Sheltered in No-Tax Bermuda Soar to $10 Billion | Economic policy | Scoop.it
Google Inc. avoided about $2 billion in worldwide income taxes in 2011 by shifting $9.8 billion in revenues into a Bermuda shell company, almost double the total from three years before, filings show.
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I am a big fan of Google.  They pretty much define smart on all sorts of levels.  It's not their fault that tax laws allow such behavior.  We need to change the laws!

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The Chained CPI: A Painful Cut in Social Security Benefits and a Stealth Tax Hike | Reports

The Chained CPI: A Painful Cut in Social Security Benefits and a Stealth Tax Hike | Reports | Economic policy | Scoop.it
This issue brief effectively refutes arguments for switching to the Chained CPI by showing that switching to the Chained CPI would result in cuts to already modest Social Security benefits, that it is likely that the Chained CPI is not an accurate...
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Cathy O’Neil: Why Nate Silver is Not Just Wrong, but Maliciously Wrong « naked capitalism

Cathy O’Neil: Why Nate Silver is Not Just Wrong, but Maliciously Wrong « naked capitalism | Economic policy | Scoop.it
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Important review.  Read this before you read the book for best results.  Can also be read after reading Silver.

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Three Progressive Ways To Reduce Medicare Costs By Billions Without Cutting Anyone's Benefits | Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)

Three Progressive Ways To Reduce Medicare Costs By Billions Without Cutting Anyone's Benefits | Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) | Economic policy | Scoop.it
Corporate lobbyists and their allies on Capitol Hill have a terrible new idea: hiking the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. This would save the feder
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A fair and balanced approach to controling medical costs.

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Preserving Medicare Benefits by Controlling Health Care Costs | OurFuture.org

How to win the argument about the big economic challenges facing the American people more »
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Addresses the question raised by the right: Why should fairer taxes from the rich be allowed only if accompanied by less health care for the old or vulnerable?

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The 6 Economic Facts of Life in America That Allow the Rich to Run off with Our Wealth

The 6 Economic Facts of Life in America That Allow the Rich to Run off with Our Wealth | Economic policy | Scoop.it
Do you ever wonder why it takes the average family 47 years to make as much as a hedge fund honcho makes in one hour?
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