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All Girl Summer Fun Band - Dear Mr. & Mrs. Troublemaker

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Troublemaker by All Girl Summer Fun Band on Grooveshark

Hopefully this one won't get immediately bigfooted by a couple of graphics-heavy MMT posts! Read below the fold...

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MMT's job guarantee: oasis or mirage?

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Some proponents of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) use it to make the case for a job guarantee. But a job guarantee under MMT could easily make life worse for those it aspires to help.

Cross posted from Pruning Shears. Read below the fold...

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MMT as opponent of democracy and tool for entrenching inequality

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Cross posted from Pruning Shears.

Disclosure: I am not an economist and have no formal training in the field. What follows are the observations of a layman. Read below the fold...

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America: Canada and Europe's willing chump

The draft of a new international trade accord and the proposed Keystone XL pipeline show how the US allows istelf to be taken advantage of.

Cross posted from Pruning Shears. Read below the fold...

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Was #OperationAmericanSpring insufficiently gun nutty?

Amidst the pointing and laughing at the failure of "Operation American Spring" to get more than a handful of supporters (and just to pile on a little bit more: it looks like the only way the Tea Party gets real numbers in DC is if the Koch brothers charter buses for the event. Not very grassrootsy!), I'd like to point out one thing before the whole episode goes down the memory hole:

This was an event that explicitly disavowed the "watering the tree of liberty" bullshit that teabaggers hold so dear. From the Operation American Spring web site (all emphasis added). Read below the fold...

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The touching, eternal optimism of liberal hawks

The Boko Haram kidnapping has once again brought out the "peace through bombing" faction on the left.

Cross posted from Pruning Shears. Read below the fold...

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Benghazi: the environmental angle

Republicans have turned Sunday morning talk show appearances on the attack into a general purpose scandal talking point, suitable for all occasions.

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Friday morning music open thread

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Inspired by this, an open musical thread. What song best captures the current moment in politics? Corrosive cynicism not encouraged unless you feel it is absolutely necessary!

Dry Bones Band - Thieves Like Us

Thieves Like Us by Dry Bones Band on Grooveshark Read below the fold...

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