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Jake Berliner

Entries by Jake Berliner

The Magical Economy, Brought to You by Paul Ryan and the Heritage Foundation

(75) Comments | Posted April 5, 2011 | 5:08 PM

When Paul Ryan unveiled his budget today, he touted it as a "Path to Prosperity" and he and his colleagues kept saying it was "based in fact." In reality, Ryan's claims of prosperity are based on an analysis - written at his request by the conservative Heritage Foundation...

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In Egypt, as in America, It's the Economy

(5) Comments | Posted January 31, 2011 | 4:36 PM

The revolt in Egypt is being driven by disaffected middle-class youth angry about the lack of economic opportunity. Likewise, in Tunisia, unemployment and high food prices were at the core of the people's complaint with their government. Such is generally the case - economic stagnation leads to political unrest.


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The Practical and Economic Bankruptcy of Rand Paul's Lunch Counter Libertarianism

(224) Comments | Posted May 20, 2010 | 2:45 PM

Last night, on the Rachel Maddow Show (of all places for this to happen), Rand Paul said that he wasn't necessarily comfortable with the government telling private businesses how to deal with race. Specifically, he didn't seem particularly favorable to desegregating lunch counters.

Pretty much everyone is...

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