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The Looming Foreclosure Crisis: Local Governments Step In

Mortgage debt overhang from the housing bust has meant lack of middle-class spending power, and low consumer demand is preventing the economy from growing. The problem might be fixed by a new approach from the Fed. But if the Fed won’t act, counties will, as seen in the latest developments on eminent domain and litigation over MERS.

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Destroying the Right to Be Left Alone

While in these last months the NSA has cast a long, dark shadow over American privacy, don’t for a second imagine that it’s the only government agency systematically and often secretly intruding on our lives. A remarkable traffic jam of local, state, and federal government authorities turn out to be exploiting technology to wriggle into the most intimate crevices of our lives.

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Are You Aware of These Secret Taxes on the Poor?

Local and state governments having a hard time making ends meet are “quietly taxing a group even more cash-strapped than they are: the poor,” writes Leah A. Plunkett at Salon.

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