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Who Wants to be A Millionaire

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Who Wants to Beat a Millionaire
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

These Fucking Guys - Goldman Sachs

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
These F@#king Guys - Goldman Sachs
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

ClusterFuck to the Poor House

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Clusterf#@k to the Poor House - Flight Delay
Daily Show
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Political HumorHealth Care Crisis

Goldman Sachs Does God's Work

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Goldman Sachs Does God's Work
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorU.S. Speedskating

One Year Later

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One Year Anniversary of Lehman Brothers Collapse
Daily Show
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Political HumorHealthcare Protests

Take Me out to the Ballgame

Late Show with Dave Letterman

Subprime Animation

How did we get here? Much of the blame lies with those who never have enough house. Too many aren't happy until they are living in their McMansion. In my opinion, if you are using more than 600 square feet for each person in your household you need to reconsider your demands on the resources of the planet. And I'm probably being too generous.

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tip to Kyle

Krugman on GOP hypocrisy

Chomsky on the Economy

Part 1

Part 2

tip to Roger

Clinton on Economic Crisis

Tough Times

Nationalize GM

The way Dan Neil describes it, the government having a controlling interest in a major car company makes sense. A role that doesn't involve micro-managing it, but rather one that sets an overall direction. One that gets away from striving for near-term profits at the expense of long term success. What do you think?

Delicious Irony

Hopes Dim for Quick Bailout for Automakers

Krugman Schools George Will

Here is the argument in more detail Franklin Delano Obama? (thanks to Adam for the link)

Obama: 'Debate is More Important Than Ever'

McCain "Unpresidential"

Nobody likes John

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This Week w/George Stephanopoulos

Headlines - It's the Stupid Economy

President Bush is an optimist on the economy, but Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is an expert.

Problems in the Banking Industry

Links With Your Coffee - Sunday

  • Candidates Heavily Scrutinized on the Economy : NPR
  • 'Lying for Jesus?' by Richard Dawkins -
  • McCain Stumbles on H.I.V. Prevention - The Caucus - Politics - New York Times Blog
    SOMEWHERE in NORTHERN IOWA — The unthinkable has happened. Senator John McCain met a question, while sitting with reporters on his bus as it rumbled through Iowa today, that he couldn’t – or perhaps wouldn’t – answer.

    Did he support the distribution of taxpayer-subsidized condoms in Africa to fight the transmission of H.I.V.?

    What followed was a long series of awkward pauses, glances up to the ceiling and the image of one of Mr. McCain’s aides, standing off to the back, urgently motioning his press secretary to come to Mr. McCain’s side.

    The upshot was that Mr. McCain said he did not know this subject well, did not know his position on it, and relied on the advice of Senator Tom Coburn, a physician and Republican from Oklahoma.

  • Britain and America | Anglo-Saxon attitudes |
    TO TURN over the supposed Anglo-American common ground carefully, The Economist commissioned pollsters at YouGov in Britain and Polimetrix in America—supported by additional funds from the Hoover Institution, a California think-tank—to find out what people in both places thought about a number of social, political and economic matters. A thousand people in each country were consulted between March 7th and 11th. Broadly, the differences between the two countries look more striking than the similarities.

    Like most west Europeans, Britons tend to have more left-wing views than Americans, but the first chart shows that this is often by a surprising margin. (“Left” and “right” are harder to locate than they were: here “left” implies a big-state, secular, socially liberal, internationalist and green outlook; right, the reverse.) The data are derived by subtracting left-wing answers from right-wing ones, for each country and for each main political grouping within each country. A net minus rating suggests predominantly left-wing views and a positive rating suggests a preponderance of right-wing views.

    The gap between Britain and America is widest on religion: even British Conservatives are a great deal more secular than American Democrats are. The two are a bit closer on social values (abortion, homosexuality and so forth), and they overlap on ideology (mainly, how active the state should be), with Britain’s Tories to the right of America’s Democrats.

  • On the road looking for typos - The Boston Globe
    They chase the misplaced apostrophe, the disagreeing subject and verb.

    The horror (as opposed to "horor") of a courthouse sign, engraved and erected at taxpayer expense, omitting the first "o" in "meteorological." The "desserts" unjustly advertised as "deserts" on a restaurant wall.

    They seek, in short, to do for America's public signage what spell-check software has done for interoffice e-mail: smarten it up and make it easier on the eye. Their weapons: Wite-Out, markers, ink pens, tape, and nerves of steel.

  • McCain Outlines His Theory of ‘Supply-Side War-a-nomics’

  • Dutch Anti-Koran Video Released: Wilders Sparks Political Protest - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News

  • - Fitna the Movie: Geert Wilders' film about the Quran (English)

Location, Location or No Location At All

contributed by Charles Lemos

It is the first quarter of the year and that’s generally a bad time for retailers. Sales are softer than in the rest of the year with weather, a paucity of event-centered sales event and the hangover from the buoyant end-of-year consumption binge. While the retail data for the F108 won’t be out until mid-April, it doesn’t look good and that spells trouble for the economy overall given that demand from consumers accounts for approximately 70% of U.S. gross domestic product, consumer services as a whole produced by private industry accounted for 67.8% of U.S. gross domestic product in 2006.

Retail sales in 2008 year-to-date (YTD) have been sluggish. According to the Federal Reserve last week “Economic growth has slowed since the beginning of the year” Two-thirds of the Fed's 12 regions "cited softening or weakening in the pace of business activity, while the others referred to subdued, slow or modest growth," the Fed said. "Reports on retail spending were generally downbeat," the Fed said. The Fed said that retailers in a majority of regions described sales as "below plan, downbeat, weak or having softened." Clothing sales, for instance, were reported as soft in the regions of New York and Philadelphia and Richmond, Va. Several regions noted declines in sales of "big ticket" goods and home-related items, the Fed said. Auto sales nationwide were characterized as slow or sluggish, the Fed said.

Sagging sales means big trouble for retailers, especially for small retailers, who are unable to cut costs. And so they shutter windows and close their doors. That in turn lifts the unemployment rate furthering dampening consumption. A report by International Council of Shopping Centers released this week forecast that 2008 will see the largest closure of mall-based retail outlets since 2004. Their estimate is a loss of 5,770 stores across America’s malls. On Main Street USA, it is likely to be even more brutal.

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