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Balancing The Budget Without Medicare Cuts: You Try It

15 November, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
So how do we cut the spending and avert this crisis? We talk about sacrifice for the common good, but what does that really mean? Significant reductions in spending will be necessary, but what healthcare programs will be affected? Read more»

He Saw Trouble Coming. Now He Sees It Going.

9 November, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
In a period of prolonged BAD news, it is a very good news to read that our painful economic nightmare may be drawing to a close. The New York Times business columnist Gretchen Morgenson provided an important insight from top economist Ian Shepherdson who says the beginning of improving economic conditions are evolving. In 2005, Ian Shepherdson was the first to see a real estate bubble and predicted a meltdown followe Read more»

Politics, News And A Hopeful Sign From Alaska

14 October, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
A Dispatch from Anchorage: http://www.typepad.com/site/blogs/6a00e551818adb883400e5516b5cbf8833/post/6a00e551818adb88340134881c48f1970c/edit?saved=e# Termination Dusting finally arrived, albeit three or four weeks later, many locals believe. On the political front, an incumbent Republican Senator who was defeated in the party primary has decided to run as a write-in candidate and may make a strong run. This could Read more»