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Drowning in Profits

A story of a private equity firm, a missing pool fence, and the death of a two-year-old child raises troubling questions about how, as a nation, we define security in housing and why, in the midst of what’s regularly termed a “recovery,” many neighborhoods may actually be growing increasingly vulnerable.

Posted on Jun 23, 2014 READ MORE



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Why Pundits, Journalists and Bloggers Don’t Get Hard Times

We’ve read over and over that the great recession is behind us, although evidence of human suffering abounds. This is not a new phenomenon, and it was ably described a lifetime ago by Eugene V. Debs.

Posted on Nov 27, 2013 READ MORE



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New Record: Richest Americans Took Half of All Income in 2012

A new study has concluded that the wealthiest 10 percent of Americans have never in the last century taken a larger slice of the income pie.

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A 7.5 Percent Jobless Rate Means the McRecovery Continues

The U.S. economy appears to have added just enough jobs in April to keep pace with population growth, and the new positions are low wage and mostly nonunion.

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A Recovery for the Piggies, Not You

The economic crisis “ended only for the top 7 percent of households that have substantial holdings of stocks and bonds,” former Reagan Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts writes. “The other 93% of the American population is still in recession.”

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Gas Price and Recovery

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U.S. Economy Shrinks for First Time Since Mid-2009

American GDP contracted by an annual rate of 0.1 percent between October and December of last year, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

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Truthdiggers of the Week: Iceland’s Leaders

One country refused to bail out its derelict banks and slash social spending amid the financial crisis. And guess what? Unlike the eurozone and the United States, it’s making a sturdy comeback.

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Walkabout: Manhattan After Sandy

Day four of the aftermath of the devastating and deadly superstorm saw a Manhattan eager to get back on its feet.

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Housing Starts Pick Up in September

Just in time for the election, the Commerce Department reported that construction starts on houses and apartments in September increased at the fastest rate since the beginning of the recession.

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More Good News on Jobs for February

For the third month in a row, figures coming in from the Department of Labor signal a stronger recovery in the employment market than the country has seen in years. President Obama gets a boost from the good news, but is there any way to read these numbers differently?

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Obama: Investing in Public Schools Will Boost Economy

President Barack Obama stressed the importance of quality education in a speech Friday when he announced that any states willing to commit to higher standards of education can get a waiver from the No Child Left Behind law. (more)

Posted on Sep 24, 2011 READ MORE


Bambi v. Godzilla

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Obama Second Term

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The U.S. Economy’s Stagnation Problem

The economic indicators for May aren’t pretty, throwing up red flags that American job growth and factory output aren’t enough to carry the U.S. economy into a recovery and forcing a critical look at the way the crisis has been managed. (more)

Posted on Jun 1, 2011 READ MORE



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Ranks of the Jobless Still Rising

Recovery? What recovery? The number of Americans filing for new unemployment benefits rose to the highest number in eight months, a sign that nearly half a million people have lost their jobs since last summer.

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Economists Frown on Fed Strategy

Economists across a broad range are frowning on the Federal Reserve’s most recent attempt to spur the economy, saying that the strategy of buying federal debt has helped the stock market but has had little positive effect on the general population.

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Housing Market Still Headed in the Wrong Direction

Saying the word recovery over and over won’t change the fact that the U.S. housing market is continuing its nose dive. David Blitzer of S&P tells the BBC, “Keeping with the trends set in late 2010, January brings us weakening home prices with no real hope in sight for the near future.”

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And Now, Some Slightly Better News from The Fed

On Wednesday, newly released minutes from the Federal Reserve’s late-January meeting reflected a more optimistic stance vis-à-vis the next phase of the U.S. economy, but unfortunately, the slightly brighter outlook didn’t extend to the Fed’s take on the job market.

Posted on Feb 16, 2011 READ MORE


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GDP Logs a 3.2% Rise in 4th Quarter

Even though it fell short of economists’ expectations, a 3.2 percent rise in the GDP during the last quarter of 2010 has rekindled hopes that the U.S. economy may be moving toward sustainable recovery.

Posted on Jan 28, 2011 READ MORE



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‘You Shall Not Pass’ (Quickly Into Economic Recovery)

Using the same terminology one might employ to describe the plot of “The Lord of the Rings,” President Obama has agreed that the country’s economic recovery has been “painfully slow” and has indicated he understands the vitriol aimed toward Democrats as the 2010 midterm elections approach.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 READ MORE


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The Job Market Continues to Struggle

In news that reflects the weakening pulse of the economy, the Labor Department reported that initial claims for jobless benefits rose last week to a seasonally adjusted level of half a million, the highest since last November.

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Retail Sales Drop Stirs Fears

U.S. retailers reported a surprise decline in sales in May, the first in eight months, stirring nagging fears that the much-discussed road to economic recovery isn’t as on track as once believed.

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Dow Forgets We’re Recovering, Drops 1,000 Points

Fears that this might be a jobless recovery turned into fears that this might not be a recovery at all on Thursday as the Dow dropped about 1,000 points. It quickly rallied, leaving the loss at the world’s biggest casino at 347.80. (continued)

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Stimulus: One Year Later

Some say it was too modest, others feel it was about $800 billion overboard. In any event, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is a year old, and, according to ProPublica, still has a few hundred billion dollars’ worth of stimulation left in the tank.

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Bernanke Says Recession Is Over, Economy Still Sucks

Fed Chair Ben Bernanke declared Tuesday that the recession is “very likely over at this point,” but don’t get too excited. The non-investment bankers among us still have a lot to worry about: “[I]t is still going to feel like a very weak economy for some time as many people still find their job security and their employment status is not what they wish it was.”

Posted on Sep 15, 2009 READ MORE


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Bernanke: We Won’t Bounce Back in 2009

While he was able to give the banking business a little lift on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke also delivered the sobering news that the economy as a whole isn’t likely to make big gains in terms of recovery before 2010 or later.

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Obama Lays Out Stimulus Plan

What’s it going to take to jump-start the economy? How does almost a trillion dollars sound? That’s the amount that President Barack Obama is considering for his American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan, which he introduced to the public in his weekly address on Saturday.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009 READ MORE



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The Jobless Hold Their Breath

President-elect Obama is still working out the nuts and bolts of his recovery (fingers crossed) package, but Obama advisers have disclosed that at least one proposal would expand benefits and compensation to the unemployed. With the economic meltdown vaporizing more and more jobs, here’s hoping Congress gets it done before February.

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Frey’s Note Both Accepts and Ducks Blame

The “Million Little Pieces” memoirist appears to apologize in an author’s note. But he still tries to push that “subjective truth” crap. Hey James, feelings are subjective; thoughts are subjective; calling a two-hour stay in jail “three months” is objectively BS.
story / Frey’s note or publisher’s note (both .pdf files)
Also, Warner Bros. may back out of the film version. | story

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Oprah and Frey
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Frey Won’t Pen Memoir About Faking His Memoir

Fabulist James Frey says on an unaired segment of Oprah that he won’t seek to cash in on his lies. | story
We applaud his promise. In the meantime, should we be surprised if his new book, “My Friend Leonard,” turns out to be ridden with mere “essential truths”?
Also, see a clip of Frey’s Oprah appearance: video (Internet Explorer req’d)

Posted on Jan 28, 2006 READ MORE


Frey Tale Was Debunked By Rehab Staffer Months Before Oprah Show

A former counselor at James Frey’s rehab clinic told Oprah’s producers three months before the show that the memoir was full of B.S. | story
Editor’s note: We feel confident of both the “essential” and actual truths of the above item.

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