Economy  (Page 15)

Finally, Someone Says “Take This Job And Shove It”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 8:55am 3/25/2009 at 8:55am

I have been waiting for this day, when one of the demonized executives at a bank or insurance company would tell Congress to “take this job and shove it.” The person singing this song today is Jake DeSantis, an executive vice president of the Americ...

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Non-Profit Solution for Newspapers Predicted Here Two Months Ago

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 7:30am 3/25/2009 at 7:30am

The internet and media are abuzz with the prospect of changes in the law which would permit newspapers to operate as non-profits. Michelle Malkin comments that And so, it has come to pass… after the well documented decline of newspaper revenues and profits.

If you were a reader of this blog, you...

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Visualizing the Financial Crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 7:52pm 3/21/2009 at 7:52pm

The financial crisis seems hard to understand. How did we go from a robust economy to “the worst economy since the Great Depression”? (h/t Barry O)

There are 27 visualizations which make things easier to understand. I like this one in particular (click on picture to enlarge), but take a look at...

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Top Schumer Aide Indicted For Pension Fraud

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 11:49am 3/19/2009 at 11:49am

Note: Cuomo’s Press Release and The Indictment Are Posted Below

This story is just breaking. Hank Morris, a top confidant of U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, has been indicted for pension fraud for using political connections to steer N.Y. State Pension Fund business for a fee:

A political consultant and a former deputy comptroller ...

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The Wheels Are Falling Off The Obama Administration

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 3:16pm 3/17/2009 at 3:16pm

Oh boy, has this administration become unhinged in its efforts to force through Obama’sbet the farm” economic plans.

Rahm Emanuel runs anti-opposition campaigns from inside the White House against Rush Limbaugh to take down the...

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Guns Don’t Kill People, Bullets Do (So Let’s Ban Bullets)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 10:09pm 3/15/2009 at 10:09pm

Much has been written about ammunition shortages, and skyrocketing prices. It is about to get worse, as the Obama administration has implemented scrap metal policies which will make it much more difficult for manufacturers to get the material needed for civilian munitions.

An interesting post at And So It Goes In...

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AP On Obama: You’ve Been Punked

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 6:12pm 3/15/2009 at 6:12pm

Change is in the air. Not just that the inside the Beltway pundits are noticing that He is not all that He is cracked up to be. Not just that people are taking to...

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Hair Salon Down – Bad

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 8:14am 3/15/2009 at 8:14am

Just a little true anecdote on how the “rich” cutting back is hurting the “not rich.”

My wife went to a hair salon last Friday. The salon is located on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island, near Brown University. This is the premier neighborhood in Providence, with a mix of very...

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Risk in the Mortgage Industry Spurred Meltdown

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 10:38am 10/16/2008 at 10:38am

Here is a link to my article, published in The Ithaca Journal, on how “Risk in the Mortgage Industry Spurred Meltdown”: http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080927/OPINION02/809270304/1014/NEWS17 .