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Falling Gas prices, Bad For the Economy? Not So Much.

December 9, 2014

Remember when soaring gasoline prices were a bad thing? Sure you do, it was just a few months ago when the conservative-controlled media was echoing the sentiment that high oil prices were a detriment to our economy and our entire…

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How China’s New Role As World’s Biggest Economy Affects US Strategic Planning In Asia-Pacific

December 9, 2014

Though China's defense expenditures are rising rapidly, Washington still spends 3 to 4 times as much on defense as Beijing.

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What’s Going On Over At Netflix?

December 8, 2014

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] The concept of net neutrality is one of the easiest to understand, yet most widely misunderstood. We’ll take a quick run through it and then try and figure out how Netflix, a very vocal supporter of net…

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Scarry Truth About Jobs And The ‘New Economy’ Revealed By Beloved Children’s Book Parody (IMAGE)

December 8, 2014

Richard Scarry’s “Busytown” children’s books got kids excited about growing up, getting jobs, and being part of America’s booming economy. Remember Richard Scarry’s “Busytown” children’s books, games, and TV series with the winsomely-drawn cartoon farm animals doing all kinds of cool, fun,  and useful…

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Fracking Threatens Land Seizures in NY, PA.

December 8, 2014

Just over nine years ago, the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision that threw the very notion of private property ownership into question. The 5-4 decision in Kelo v. City of New London broadened the scope by which…

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When Billionaires Get Into The Education Game, It’s The Students Who Lose

December 8, 2014

In a report released on December 2, Zephyr Teachout, who ran a primary campaign earlier this year against Andrew Cuomo in the race for Governor of New York, documented a lobbying effort by hedge fund managers in this year’s elections…

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