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Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:18 am
 Last June, after Democratic candidates had lost four straight special Congressional elections, America’s purveyors of conventional political wisdom simultaneously jumped to the conclusion that...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:21 am
Last year, Good Jobs First tracked the 386 incentive deals since 1976 that gave at least $50 million to a corporation, and then it tallied the number of jobs created. The average cost per job was $658...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:21 am
 Even in this country of grand egalitarian aspirations, the U.S. actually had no broad middle class until one was created in the 1930s and ‘40s. And, yes, “created” is the correct term for...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:19 am
 Inequality doesn’t just come out of the blue, it’s intentionally created by decisions that elites make – usually behind closed doors, so those knocked down don’t know what (or who) hit t...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 01:21 am
 Let’s talk about two daily essentials: breakfast and, of course, beer.Mass marketers of breakfast cereals have been in a downward sales spiral for about a decade, so they’re getting back to...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:19 am
 In September Amazon, the $136-billion-a-year, multi-tentacled monopolist, sparked a prairie fire of excitement among state and local economic development officials when it coyly announced its in...
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:16 am
Jim Hightower is on vacation this week.The chorus of loud demands for Senator Al Franken’s resignation began from the moment that Leeann Tweeden accused him of sexual harassment. Those calls intensi...

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