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Update on the “mancession”

Today we have another post about that topsy-turvy aspect of 21st century America:  women on top of men.   Hat tip on these articles to the Instapundit. Also — you can now subscribe, receiving posts by email — see the box on the upper right. Contents The current situation Government policy plays its part in making …

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Economists discuss the impact of the stimulus on our recession

Summary:  The US economy continues to slow, albeit the rate of decay has slowed.  But the net damage is severe and a recovery soon is imperative — or more “black swans” will appear.   This is the third in a series of posts about the effects of basic automatic stabilizers on the economy during this recession. Why has the …

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Everything you need to know about government stimulus programs (read this – it’s about your money)

Summary:  This post gives a brief description of government stimulus programs, based on theory and past experience.  Although there is a strong and broad consensus among economists on these things, it is not unanimous.  And there is debate on about many aspects — esp how to balance short-term needs and long-term costs.    This is a follow-up to A situation report about the …

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