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Russian stock exchange sees another day of heavy falls as sanctions lead Fitch and S&P to downgrade the country's credit rating...
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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is a fine piece of children’s’ literature.

A little boy offers a cookie to a mouse, who then promptly asks for a glass of milk to wash the cookie down. The mouse continues asking for things: a straw to the drink the milk, a mirror to make sure he hasn’t gotten a milk mustache, and clippers to fix his hair that he n

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Friday, 21 March 2014 |

The Roundup for March 20th, 2014

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It’s been 11 years since the launch of the Iraq War . Still insane to see the images of a torn country.

International Politics

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- Pew: French citizens have a mostly negative view of Putin at 88 percent, while Americans negatively view him at 56 percent

- Juan Cole: “ On Iranian New Year, Russia Hints It May Swing Support to...

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Suppose the Fed was actually little more than a collection of incompetents trapped in a broken system that is beyond repair.

For a variety of reasons, the Federal Reserve is viewed by many as the financial Master of the Universe.  Given how the media hangs on every pronouncement and the visible power of the Fed's policies to move markets,...
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The Voluntarism Fantasy (The Majority Report)

Sam Seder speaks with Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal about Mike's new piece in Democracy Journal. Mike says the social safety net has always depended on the government.

The Tyranny of the On-Call Schedule: Hourly Injustice in Retail Labor (The

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Wednesday, 19 March 2014 |

Rescuing the 1%

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Rescuing the 1%

By J.D. ALT

lsaver In an earlier essay I suggested we just forget the 1%. This was an idea not entirely supported by the commentary that followed. On reflection, I’ve decided it isn’t the right approach after all. What we really need to do is rescue the 1%.

They may seem like the last people who need rescuing, but when you consider the...

Monday, 17 March 2014 |

Top Ten At Ten 3/17/2014

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Some of the stories from today’s...

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More than a quarter of the eurozone is in deflation, while half the bloc have current inflation rates of less than 0.5pc...
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In This Issue.

*PPI and confidence is lower...
*This week in data...
*Eurozone employment rises...
*British trade deficit...

And, Now, Today's Pfennig For Your Thoughts!

China doubles trading band...

Top o' the morning to you.in my best Irish accent. Happy St. Patty's Day and welcome to Monday morning. As Chris mentioned on Friday,...

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On the Wrong Side of Globalization (NYT)

Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow and Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz argues that trade deals like the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership create a race to the bottom for regulations, and exacerbate inequality.

The Great Corporate Cash-Hoarding Crisis (AJAM)

David

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