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Understanding Economics in Plain English

Dec 15, 2012
Fedspeak, vague and convoluted answers to economic questions, was popularized by Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006. It allowed him to essentially say “no comment” without admitting that he was avoiding questions.After 30 years of unintelligible fedspeak, writer Michael Goodwin decided he would master economics the old-fashioned way: from a thick stack of books.

A Hard Look at Paul Ryan

Aug 9, 2012
The New Yorker has published an insightful, if unsurprising, profile of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, detailing how the young lawmaker became a champion of today’s form of arch-libertarianism and how he’s worked to push that ideology into the mainstream of the Republican Party.