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Don’t Let the Grinch Steal Your Holiday Shopping Spirits (Maria Andersen)

I’m dreaming of stress-free Christmas shopping. Holiday shopping is enjoyable but it also has the potential to avalanche into a nightmare. There are too many ornamental balls in the air to juggle at once — finding the perfect gifts, staying within your budget and preserving your sanity. I have learned that if gift shopping is … Continue reading

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Keeping Up with the 1 Percent (Maria Andersen)

The Occupy Wall Streeters have 99 problems… and Kim Kardashian’s divorce is 1 of them? Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg shared her letter to Kim with The Huffington Post: “Dear Ms. Kardashian… I thought you might want to know about Occupy Wall Street. Basically, thousands of people are protesting across the country because… well, there’s no delicate way to say this, … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street Succumbs to Reality (Maria Andersen)

The Occupy Wall Street camp of Zuccotti Park was founded on shared beliefs. The campers were upset with crony capitalism and they were fed up with the country’s political system. Everyone in Zuccotti Park stood together and belonged to the 99 percent. They had left their comfortable homes behind and pitched some tents, in an … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Sachs Criticizes Paul Krugman For His Keynesianism (Maria Andersen)

Wikimedia Commons Wow, there’s a sentence I thought I’d never write. Alas, I’m thrilled that I get to live to see this day! Recently on “Bloomberg Surveillance,”  [renowned Columbia University economist] Jeffrey Sachs strongly disputed Paul Krugman’s Keynesianism. Sachs said: Krugman has staked out a rather crude Keynesian position and unrelentingly so,” Sachs said today, referring … Continue reading

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Sachs vs. Easterly: On Running the World Bank (Maria Andersen)

Flickr Creative Commons // Crossroads Foundation Photos This morning, Steve Mufson of The Washington Post wrote: Some things are question of etiquette: How to hold your fork….Not to touch the Queen of England until she extends her hand. One of the things just aren’t done is to campaign openly for the presidency of the World Bank. A … Continue reading