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Harvard’s Feldstein: Fed Can’t Pull US Out of ‘Danger Zone’ of Slow Growth Harvard’s Feldstein: Fed Can’t Pull US Out of ‘Danger Zone’ of Slow Growth

The following is an excerpt from: Moneynews.com | January 27, 2012 | U.S. economic growth may not top 2 percent this year and a third round of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve would have little effect, said Martin Feldstein, a professor of economics at Harvard University. “We’re going to have a ... Read More

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Car Manufacturers Dominate Super Bowl Advertising Car Manufacturers Dominate Super Bowl Advertising

The following is an excerpt from LARRY D. WOODARD | February 2, 2012 | abcnews.com | One of the most reliable trends indicating the economy is improving is the growth of car sales. Last year, car sales increased by more than 10 percent, the best showing for the industry since 2008. American ... Read More

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It’s Not  (Only) the Economy . . . and We’re Not Stupid It’s Not  (Only) the Economy . . . and We’re Not Stupid

By The following is an excerpt from WILLIAM KRISTOL | February 13, 2012 | WeeklyStandard.com | "It’s the economy, stupid,” was a useful slogan for the 1992 Bill Clinton campaign. Of course, it wasn’t really true. The Clinton campaign was about much more than the economy. It was about “ending welfare ... Read More

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The High Price of ‘Free’ Health Care The High Price of ‘Free’ Health Care

The following is an excerpt from JOHN MCCORMACK | Issue: March 12, 2012 | WeeklyStandard.com | Today, in the United States, the federal government does not force insurers to provide free contraception. Yet contraception is as widely available as it is cheap. Most insurance policies cover it. The federal government gives ... Read More

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Can Whole Foods Boost Home Prices? Can Whole Foods Boost Home Prices?

The following is an excerpt from Quentin Fottrell | March 9, 2012 | Smartmoney.com | Economists say Whole Foods does for real estate what it does for arugula — convince people to pay higher prices. The organic supermarket’s planned move into inner city Detroit – one of America’s most depressed urban areas ... Read More

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How Much Money Does It Take to Be Happy? How Much Money Does It Take to Be Happy?

The following is an excerpt from BLAIRE BRIODY | March 11, 2012 | TheFiscalTimes.com | In this economy, it seems everyone has something to complain about: They don’t make enough money, they pay too much in taxes, they’re angry about the growing gap between the rich and the poor, etc. But ... Read More

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The Glacial Pace of the Housing Recovery The Glacial Pace of the Housing Recovery

The following is an excerpt from Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch | March 18, 2012 | MarketWatch.com | Top economic reports this week include home sales, construction WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The U.S. economy finally seems to be on a solid path to recovery three years after the recession ended. The struggling housing industry, not ... Read More

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Old vs. Young Old vs. Young

The following is an excerpt from DAVID LEONHARDT | June 22, 2012 | Nytimes.com | IN a partisan country locked in a polarizing campaign, there is no shortage of much discussed divisions: religious and secular, the 99 percent and the 1 percent, red America and blue America. But you can make a ... Read More

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