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1 May 2012
by Colin Greer
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Thinking About “The Buffett Rule”

It was useful for Warren Buffett to bring his iconic power to bear on the gross inequalities in the American tax system. But his willingness to pay more in taxes, which he shares with many progressives with considerable wealth, is in fact a declaration of solidarity with the needs of all other Americans. Their ethical...

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25 Mar 2012
by Colin Greer
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The Biggest Engine of Economic Growth?

The Biggest Engine of Economic Growth? 8 Ways Taxpayers and the Government Are Necessary to Capitalism Dating back to Ronald Reagan, and even before, conservatives have constantly attacked government. The drumbeat repeats the notion that the private sector can do everything better. “Privatize everything” is the mantra. It’s hard to imagine anything more destructive to...

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18 Jan 2010
by Colin Greer
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It’s Not the Deficit Stupid!

A record budget deficit coupled with increased government spending has much of America in an uproar. The Economist projects that based on current trends, government debt in the big economies (Japan, America, and Britain to name a few) will reach about 106% of GDP in 2010, close to 30% higher than before the recession. As the economy recovers slowly...

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18 Nov 2009
by Colin Greer
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A Just Society

In case you thought income inequality wasn’t bad enough, the 2008 recession made it worse. September Census Bureau stats for 2008 household income show a decline in incomes across the board, but less of a decline for those in higher brackets. If we are to live in a just society we need to adequately develop effective programs...

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