Monthly Archives: October 2012

If You Hate the War and Wall Street, What Do You Do on Election Day?

Thursday, November 1 lesser of two evils? vote against evil? build a third party? build a labor party? build a socialist party? denounce voting and work on direct action? 6 p.m. Performing Arts Area, New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm … Continue reading

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Do You Get a Colonoscopy at an Emergency Room?

Paul Krugman devoted an article to answering the ignorant (or lying) claim that nobody dies from lack of health insurance because they can always go to the emergency room.   He does a good job of explaining why that’s false and … Continue reading

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Puzzling Job Numbers

The economic writers predicted that the official unemployment rate would go up and that U.S.  job creation would be just around 115,000.  Well, the number was pretty close, a 114,000 increase in jobs was reported by the government, but the … Continue reading

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The Worship of Small Businesses

The politicians fall all over themselves talking about the glories of small businesses and how they are the risk takers and job creators and how they must be given tax breaks and endless praise. A Bloomberg News piece written by … Continue reading

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