Monthly Archives: April 2012

American Austerity

Source: Paul Krugman With all the focus on Europe’s sudden discovery that austerity doesn’t work, we shouldn’t lose sight of just how much de facto austerity we’ve done on this side of the Atlantic. Here’s a comparison of changes in … Continue reading

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The latest statistics on CEO pay are shocking

In 2011, the average level of CEO pay in the S&P; 500 Index increased 13.9 percent—to $12.94 million! Read the whole story at Executive Pay Watch

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What tonsillectomies tell us about the future of health care

BOSTON — I’m at the New America Foundation conference on how to avoid avoidable care, and things here are getting grim It turns out we’re in the middle of an epidemic — a tonsillectomy epidemic, to be more specific. Tonsillectomies … Continue reading

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8 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Is More Right Wing Than George W. Bush

Source: Think Progress During the primary season, Mitt Romney was frequently derided by his Republican opponents as a “Massachusetts Moderate.” This isn’t true. Last week, a spokesperson for the Republican National Committee suggested the policies advanced this year by Mitt … Continue reading

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The Drywall Chronicles

Source: Paul Krugman So Mitt Romney gave a speech at a closed Ohio drywall factory, which he tried to use as a symbol of Obama’s economic failure. The symbolism was perfect — not as an illustration of Obama’s failure, but … Continue reading

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ALEC: Conservative Nonprofit Acts as a Stealth Business Lobbyist

Desperate for new revenue, Ohio lawmakers introduced legislation last year that would make it easier to recover money from businesses that defraud the state. It was quickly flagged at the Washington headquarters of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, … Continue reading

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Eyeless shrimp and mutant fish raise concerns over BP spill effects

NEW ORLEANS –  Eyeless shrimp, fish with oozing sores and other mutant creatures found in the Gulf of Mexico are raising concerns over lingering effects of the BP oil spill. On April 20, 2010, an explosion aboard the BP-leased Deepwater … Continue reading

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