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Coming to a legislature near you, soon, the myth and the reality of tort reform

Coming to a legislature near you, soon, the myth and the reality of tort reform | Economically speaking | Scoop.it

The GOP agenda includes federal "tort reform" legislation that will strip injured parties of their ability to obtain putative monetary judgments from corporations—even for willfully endangering the public.

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3 conservatives who deserve blame for the Republican destruction of the economy

3 conservatives who deserve blame for the Republican destruction of the economy | Economically speaking | Scoop.it

 When the economy crashed in 2008, the markets on Wall Street went into panic. The question needed to be asked: What caused this mess?

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Identity crisis for American capitalism

Identity crisis  for American capitalism | Economically speaking | Scoop.it
COLUMN | Behind the choice of Obama or Romney is a real debate about the kind of capitalism we want.
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GOP showing small shifts on taxes

GOP showing small shifts on taxes | Economically speaking | Scoop.it
An increasing number of Republicans running for Congress are declining to sign Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge.
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The quest is futile for a ‘grand bargain’

The quest is futile for a ‘grand bargain’ | Economically speaking | Scoop.it

"Although it is tempting to believe conditions are ripe for a grand bargain on the budget, the unfortunate fact is that the elections for both Congress and the White House this year make it impossible to take advantage of the opportunity." 

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Egos and Immorality

Egos and Immorality | Economically speaking | Scoop.it
It has been almost funny to see how thin-skinned the Masters of the Universe really are as the role of Wall Street is debated by politicians.
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Dinner With Nobel Prize Winner Paul Krugman | Mad Hedge Fund ...

Dinner With Nobel Prize Winner Paul Krugman | Mad Hedge Fund ... | Economically speaking | Scoop.it
Vicious austerity at the state and local level is the main culprit, squeezing the life out of the economy and cancelling out any stimulus efforts by the federal government. Austerity is not the answer.
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Romney Messes Up, Tells the Truth About Austerity

Romney Messes Up, Tells the Truth About Austerity | Economically speaking | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney has periodic breakdowns when asked questions about the economy because he sometimes forgets the need to lie, as happened recently in an interview with Time magazine.
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Tea Party/GOP Are Wrong: Federal Government Should Be Borrowing More Right Now | Stan Collender's Capital Gains and Games

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