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The first 100 days

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 12:21

http://awesome.goodmagazine.com/goodsheet/goodsheet009First100Days.html

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The Climate for Change - great Al Gore article

Monday, November 10, 2008 18:25

The Climate for Change By AL GORE Published: November 9, 2008 THE inspiring and transformative choice by the American people to elect Barack Obama as our 44th president lays the foundation for another fateful choice that he — and we — must make this January to begin an emergency rescue ...

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The Economist endorses Barack Obama

Thursday, October 30, 2008 14:39

This is a pretty good endorsement for Obama. While the article does not necessarily ring with excitement for Obama (more like both candidates are gambles but Obama is less of one) it says a lot when a fiscally republican leaning paper endorses Obama. While it's true that the paper has ...

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McCain vs Obama: Economics

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 16:34

This is a very interesting article about the economic policies of both candidates. I will look at the article more closely in a bit (to verify mostly) and will return to comment in the comments section. Assuming this article interprets all the policies correctly, to summarize: 1. Obama's promised revenue from ...

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Financial Advice from a Billionaire

Friday, October 17, 2008 14:20

Despite who you root for or against in the NBA, you have to respect Mark Cuban for his business accumen. I really approve of this advice regarding personal finances in the current market. http://blogmaverick.com/2008/10/15/where-to-put-your-money-right-now/#comments This is for anyone who has under 250k dollars in stocks and bonds and also has debt. If you ...

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Taxes - Income Tax vs. Consumption Tax

Friday, October 17, 2008 13:25

I've always had an internal debate about the issue of Consumption Tax and whether it is ultimately more fair than the income tax. Looking at the issue from a general perspective, consumption tax makes more sense. You pay for what you consume. This proportionally taxes the rich since they theoretically ...

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Debate #3: Fact Checking

Debate #3: Fact Checking

Thursday, October 16, 2008 11:12

Great article on fact checking last night's debate. I think this debate was closer than the previous debates. I still think it is amazing that candidates do not answer direct questions and just go into their talking points. And if, according to McCain, Sarah Palin is qualified to be ...

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Sorry, Dad, I'm Voting for Obama

Sorry, Dad, I’m Voting for Obama

Friday, October 10, 2008 17:03

I'm glad more people are crossing partisan lines to stand up for ideas, plans, and promise rather than blindly following party politics. I guess there is also a bit of self preservation involved as the author realizes what hell we're in for if the bulldog with a lipstick is ...

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Obama’s Response to the $700B bailout

Thursday, September 25, 2008 0:32

He makes many great points. 1) I don't have a problem with CEOs making millions and millions of dollars because they deal with billions. I do have a problem that their salary is not tied to stock performance. Either have performance based salary or cap your salary at say $700K. I'm ...

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White Privilege

Thursday, September 18, 2008 3:21

I've read about and discussed this topic for a bit now and now Tim Wise brought it up in the context of the election. While I don't agree with all his points (I don't think the experience issue is a white privilege issue but more of a political game issue), ...

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