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'No Budget, No Pay' Works Once Again in California

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Every so often, in the world of legislation, California lives up to its own self-image of trendsetter. This is one of those times.

Canoes And Dentist's Chairs: What The Government Is Auctioning Off

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business

Where do you go when you need a used jet engine, 36,140 lbs of aluminum shavings, or a pack of 731 belts? To the government surplus auction, of course...

Abundance: A Reminder of the Need to Focus on Our Surpluses and Not Just Our Shortages

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.22.2012 | Books
Arianna Huffington

With unemployment still over 8 percent, we currently have more ingenuity, energy, and expertise than we have jobs -- and definitely more time on our hands. That's one reason I was so drawn to Abundance, a new book by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler.

Amid Deficit Gloom, Several States Have Money To Spare

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

JUNEAU, Alaska -- The budget questions that sent Alaska lawmakers into special session this year had nothing to do with austerity measures or disagree...

China's Trade Surplus Suffers Due To More Imports, Lower Demand

Posted 08.10.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Kevin Yao and Zhou Xin) - China posted a smaller-than-expected trade surplus in May of $13.1 billion because of soaring imports and weake...

Senior Bashing Is Back in Season

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bernard Starr

How can Social Security possibly reduce debt? It might sound too good to be true. But in this case, it is true.

Can We Please Stop Talking About the Social Security Trust Fund?

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

Nothing get clicks from seniors like a scary story about Social Security, and the Associate Press supplied a real granny-grabber last week.

Soda, Surplus, and Food Stamps: A Short History

Daniel Bowman Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Bowman Simon

Lately there has been a lot of hoopla in the Big Apple about the federal food stamp program, now officially known by the snappy acronym SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Everybody, it seems, has an opinion.

Anticipating a Great Victory for Real Americans Today

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

We really told them phony-baloney Democrats today. What a great day for patriots, for Real America, for Real Americans. We voted for real change, not for that phony hopey-changey.

The Myth Of The American Fiscal Conservative

The New York Times | SIMON JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Certainly, some people consider themselves fiscal conservatives -- some of the right and some of the left -- but none can yet be taken seriously. The ...

Spending Our Cognitive Surplus

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bradley W. Bloch

For the large swath of humanity that lives in modern industrial societies, the great existential question is simply this: What are we to do with our free time?

The G20 Summit: Hijacked by Neo-Liberalism

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marshall Auerback

Government deficits are not an aberration; they are the norm. Our first (and possibly greatest) Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton, called the national debt a "national blessing."

NYT: Who's Responsible For The Federal Deficit? Overwhelmingly, Bush

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are two basic truths about the enormous deficits that the federal government will run in the coming years. The first is that President Obama's...

Seven Years of Plenty or The Bible Told Me So

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Reese Schonfeld

Since we didn't raise taxes in 2001, our time of surplus, those of us who do not sink under the coming depression, will wither under the burden of the coming inflation.