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The President and the Economy: Lowering the Performance Bar

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July 16th, 2012

(Article first published as “The President and the Economy: Lowering the Performance Bar” on Blogcritics.) Fifty percent of the respondents in an AP-GfK poll taken last month believe that the President has little to no effect on the American economy. The poll consisted of telephone and cell phone interviews with 1,007 adults across the Country.

While GfK markets its polling methodology as ‘reliable’, it is not described as drawing from a representative cross section of the nation…

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Cavmen Didn’t Have Debt and Neither Should We

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June 22nd, 2012

Cavemen come into vogue every now and then. From the silly Geico “so easy” commercials to serious diet choices, Americans don’t mind identifying with the scraggily cave dwellers of millennia ago. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since, on an evolutionary scale, we aren’t that far removed from them. Oh, we have more highly developed social, economic and governance structures. We dress better, live more grandly and bathe a lot more often. In fact, our…

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