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A Call for Economic Action

Over the last several years, I’ve really tried to focus my blog away from softer, feel-good issues and try to focus on the economy. I felt that by studying the economy and economic principles, I could make some sense out of our political decisions. So, with the election of Barack Obama I began to write more and more about a stimulus package. The more I read, the more it seemed that thoughtful decisions regarding the stimulus were being thrown out the window in favor of political expediency. Almost as soon as the stimulus package was passed, backlash over “government spending” started.

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Wednesday Evening News Roundup

Wednesday Evening News Roundup Yesterday, I mentioned that last year was the second warmest year on record. Australia is simply baking this year. I would like to spend a little time talking about an idea that was floated over at Pragmatic Capitalism over a year ago. As you recall, about a year ago we had the showdown at the OK Corral (well, it was really Congress) over the debt ceiling. The Republicans were determined to cut spending at all costs. If it meant taking the economy, so be it. If it meant taking the world economy, that was a price that

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Monday Afternoon News Roundup

Monday Afternoon News Roundup Who doesn’t pay income taxes? On Thursday, Ann Romney told a local television station that her biggest concern about her husband’s being elected president would be for “his mental well-being.” I don’t know. I just find the whole thing strangely worded. It makes it sound as if Mitt Romney has some sort of mental disorder. It makes it sound as if Mitt Romney could not stand up or hold up to the pressure of being president. I don’t think that’s what she meant to say. I don’t think that Mitt Romney has any mental defects. I think

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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