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Entries by Lynn Parramore from 02/2011

Crank Up the Casino! Hedge Funds to Short American States and Cities

| Posted 02.09.2011 | Business

JPMorgan feeds on our hunger with its lucrative food stamp card business. And AIG gets into the game of letting strangers bet on your life. Why shouldn't hedge funds make a little extra dough from the collapse of your hometown?

Amity Shlaes's Forgotten History: When Unions Go Bust, We All Do

| Posted 02.25.2011 | Politics

Conservatives are tasked with coming up with a narrative that makes villains out of working folks and heroes out of the powerful people who aim to squeeze them for what's left of their economic security. You have to admire their ingenuity.