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Angry Bear

Slightly left of center commentary on economics, news, and politics.

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    • Does Single Payer Pay for Itself?
      by ProGrowthLiberal (originally published at Econospeak) Does Single Payer Pay for Itself? Was this the message of the title of the latest from Dean Baker: The economies of a single system can be viewed as analogous to the Social Security system, whi...
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    • Supply and Demand in California
      I came across the following graph: (Click to embiggen) Both the supply curve for labor in the state of California and the demand curve for housing in California are made up of the states residents.
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    • A Wake-Up Call for Students
      Guest Author: Alan Collinge, StudentLoanJustice.Org,Both Alan and I have written various posts on the student loan crisis.
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    • On The Relationship Between Wahhabism And Salafism
      On The Relationship Between Wahhabism And Salafism I apologize if this seems an esoteric topic, but it is one that seems to be a matter of seriously contentious dispute, as well as one that Iis relevant to various controversies and issues in the Midd...
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    • 2.5 cheers for 2016’s new high in real median income!
      2.5 cheers for 2016’s new high in real median household income! Given that I consider jobs and wages for average Americans my #1 focus, it’s only fair that I write about this week’s release of the real median household income for 20...
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    • Douglas F. Dowd Is Dead
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    • How to kill Social Security in 2 easy steps
      How to kill Social Security in 2 easy steps Here’s Kevin Drum advocating for step 1:  the best way to address retirement security is to continue reforming 401(k) plans and to expand Social Security—but only for low-income workers.
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    • Homicides: Victimizers and Victims
      Last year in Chicago: Among the Sun-Times’ findings, based on a review of police and Cook County medical examiner’s reports, court files and interviews: • The vast majority of those killed in Chicago in the first half of this year — 90 percen...
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    • New State Laws Passed in California
      Election Tax Returns In an effort to force our present president when running for re-election and future presidential candidates to release income tax returns, California passed SB249 Disclose Act.
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    • Trump Cutting Deals with Democrats
      “ In Cutting Deals With Trump, Are Democrats Walking Into a Trap?” Over the weekend the mainstream press published a flurry of articles about Donald Trump, the pragmatic independent outsider who has no loyalty to any party and will work w...
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