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Trumpcare Makes Us Sick, or Worse!

Financial FAQs It took 4 hours to coax Patricia Okoumou, a Congolese immigrant, down from the Statue of Liberty while wearing a t-shirt that said, “Trumpcare Makes Us Sick.” It was serendipitous timing. She was part of a group wanting … Continue reading

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Candidate Bernie Is Candidate Obama

Popular Economics Weekly What I learned from last Sunday’s Charleston, South Carolina Democratic debate, the last debate before the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries, is that Bernie Sanders the idealist, is almost a reincarnation of candidate Barack Obama in 2008 … Continue reading

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Single Payer “Universal” Health Plans, versus What?

Financial FAQs We are in Australia, and my wife just paid for a General Practitioner’s visit to examine possibly dangerous sun damage to her skin. The Doctor’s examination cost her $37 Australian, and the topical medication just $10Au. So what … Continue reading

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It’s Time For the 30-hour Week

Popular Economics Weekly Don’t look now, but we should soon have the 30-hour work week as the standard, instead of the 40-hour work week last enshrined during FDR’s New Deal. Why, when Americans now work more hours than any other … Continue reading

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The Ryan Budget Myth and Obamacare

Popular Economics Weekly Representative Paul Ryan has come up with his latest Republican budget proposal, and it changes nothing. It neither promotes economic growth, nor reduces the budget deficit, as with past Republican budget proposals. That’s because its real target … Continue reading

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What Should We Be Thankful For?

Financial FAQs There is still much we can be thankful for this Thanksgiving, in spite of tax raises and government spending cuts that affect mostly the poorest—whether it’s less food stamps, early child care, environmental protection, and maybe even fewer … Continue reading

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It’s Not About Obamacare!

Financial FAQs We know the federal government’s shutdown isn’t really about Obamacare. We know this because Tea Party Republicans have been trying to shut down government since the 2010 election, as MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and others have pointed out. The … Continue reading

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