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Public policy and personal finance, from a progressive point of view

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: public policy, politics, personal finance, health care reform, economy, current affairs, progressive ideas, your money life, economic meltdown

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Health Care Reform Comes to Comics on Feb 2, 2012  escapistcomics.com  Jonathan Gruber is a policy wonk after my own heart. Detailed, relentless, fact-based, and possessed of a sly sense of humor as evidenced by his new oeuvre:  Health Care Reform:  the comic book.  Gruber...



Let’s Not Kid Ourselves About Manufacturing Jobs on Jan 25, 2012  State of the Union:  “The U.S. manufacturing sector is about this big.” Image: nytimes.com  Last year President Obama was out in Silicon Valley for a fund raiser with leaders from the technology sector.  At a m...



Online Piracy’s Cure is Worse Than the Curse on Jan 18, 2012Image: deadline.com Wikipedia’s White-Out is probably one of the most effective PR moves we have witnessed in a long time.  It’s Hollywood versus Silicon Valley writ large, with a side order of Homeland Security and First Amendment c...



Sorry! The lifestyle you ordered is currently out of stock on Jan 12, 2012  Image: urbancomfort.de  I saw it in L.A., during a holiday vacation in Los Angeles a couple weeks ago, just a fleeting verbal image: “Sorry! The lifestyle you ordered is currently out of stock.” Hanging out with some members o...



Reality AWOL in the Politics of 2011 on Dec 21, 2011  Two facts should have guided political activity in 2011.  Both stem from our recession of a lifetime, the Great Economic Meltdown.  They are: The economy cannot recover without demand. and Our shrunken, beaten-up, beat...



Disinvesting the Mitt Romney Way on Dec 15, 2011Romney to world: “We will we will cut you.” Image: Boston Globe  Who is Mitt Romney?  He’s a cost-cutter—and a cheapskate.  He never met a cost he didn’t want to cut—unless it involved real estate f...