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Gerald Friedmand – Why Liberal Economists Dish Out Dispair

The ferocious reaction to my assessment that Senator Bernie Sanders’ economic and health care proposals could create long-term economic growth shows how mainstream economists who view themselves as politically liberal in America have abandoned progressive politics to embrace a political economy of despair.  Rationalizing personal disappointment and embracing market-centric economic theories according to which government can do little more than fuss around the edges, …

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Food is community

More Americans than ever before are supporting their local food markets, and it’s not just because they believe the food is fresher and tastes better. According to a new University of Iowa study, people are shopping farmers markets and joining food coops at record numbers because they enjoy knowing who grows their food. These so-called “locavores” are also driven to …

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5 Mind-Blowing Policing Results of Colorado’s Marijuana Legalization

Coloradans voted to legalize marijuana in November 2012, possession became legal early the next year, and legal marijuana sales began in January 2014. The sky hasn’t fallen, and the state has already seen a decrease in traffic fatalities, an increase in tax revenues, and the emergence of a $700 million a year pot industry, with all the economic benefits it …