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Monday, 20 August 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012
Paul Krugman says that Newsweek needs to issue a correction for columnist Niall Ferguson's new cover story on why President Obama does not deserve reelection.

Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning Princeton economics professor, wrote in a Sunday New York Times blog post titled "Unethical Commentary" that Ferguson misrepresented the costs of health care reform.
Obamacare Architect Slams Paul Ryan's Medicare Plan
Racism At Top Of Dunkin' Donuts?
Labeling Gaffe Leads To Prison Horror
Insurance Giants Getting Rich On Obamacare?
Hunger Strike Against GM
Robert Reich: 5 Reasons Why the Ryan-Romney Economic Plan Would Be A Disaster for America
Mitt Romney hasn't provided details so we should be grateful he's selected as vice president a man with a detailed plan Romney says is "marvelous," "bold and exciting," "excellent," "much needed," and "consistent with" what he's put out. So let's look at the five basic features of this "marvelous" Ryan plan.
Richard (RJ) Eskow: A Tale of Three CEOs: Romney, Bain, and a Crooked Executive's Overlooked Story
When the story of Duane Reade's Anthony Cuti is put together with the better-known story of Bain's relationship with a Medicare-defrauding lab testing company, it becomes a tale of two criminal CEOs -- and of the presidential candidate who was involved in choosing them both.
Phil Angelides: The Unrepentant and Unreformed Bankers
These days, the business sections of newspapers read like rap sheets. Money laundering. Price fixing. Bid rigging. Securities fraud. Talking about the mob? No, unfortunately. Wall Street.
Edward J. Black: FCC Has Options to Make Verizon Cable Deal Better for Internet Users
Congress and the FCC have put themselves at this juncture where they now have to choose between taking strong steps the biggest companies abhor, in order to enable competition -- or actually regulating a broadband monopoly.
Leo W. Gerard: Romney, Ryan Don't Get the Average Joe
GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney foolishly revived the dust-up about his income tax secrecy last week. He claimed he paid at least 13 percent, an assertion easy enough for him to prove by releasing his tax documents. But he's refusing to do that.

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