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Entries by John Tepper Marlin from 11/2007

Down Dows and Cognitive Dissonance

| Posted 11.08.2007 | Business

Equity investors perhaps hang on in the hope that the latest Dow drop is the last, or that another cut in the Fed target rate is in the wings, like cavalry imagined coming over the hill.

Why Estimates of the Cost of the War in Iraq Have Been Rising

| Posted 11.25.2007 | Politics

The cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars so far (2002-2008) is estimated at $1.6 trillion. Based on projections through 2017, the cost is $3.5 trillion.