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ben_jenne Donating Member (91 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 04:24 PM
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2. Anyone feel a draft?
Franklin Delano Obama?
by Paul Krugman
Published: November 10, 2008

What saved the economy, and the New Deal, was the enormous public works project known as World War II, which finally provided a fiscal stimulus adequate to the economys needs.

This history offers important lessons for the incoming administration.
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  -State unemployment rate highest since 1941 XemaSab  Apr-17-09 04:16 PM   #0 
  - CA is in deep trouble.  David Dunham   Apr-17-09 04:18 PM   #1 
  - we sure are -- the multiplier on those numbers is going to  xchrom   Apr-17-09 04:26 PM   #4 
  - 'multiplier?  Liberal_in_LA   Apr-18-09 03:01 AM   #21 
  - Kern County 15.9%  someone else   Apr-17-09 04:42 PM   #8 
  - feels like we're going off a cliff  CrawlingChaos   Apr-18-09 03:36 AM   #22 
  - Anyone feel a draft?  ben_jenne   Apr-17-09 04:24 PM   #2 
  - no borrowing from China to finance World War II  blue97keet   Apr-17-09 08:13 PM   #14 
  - Oregon is in even deeper, 12.1% ...  Viva_La_Revolution   Apr-17-09 04:25 PM   #3 
  - nothing like having a job -- even when it's one you don't like. nt  xchrom   Apr-17-09 04:27 PM   #6 
  - what I don't understand is  northernlights   Apr-17-09 05:37 PM   #11 
  - Stop trying to smear Arnold!  RUMMYisFROSTED   Apr-17-09 04:26 PM   #5 
  - Underestimating the problem  cufford   Apr-17-09 04:39 PM   #7 
  - Got that... I technically still have a job, I just haven't logged any hours since November.  Viva_La_Revolution   Apr-17-09 05:08 PM   #9 
  - The U6 rate measures people like you.  roamer65   Apr-17-09 08:51 PM   #16 
  - I think the numbers are a little bit off - with extended unemployment benefits in effect, I think  tomm2thumbs   Apr-17-09 05:36 PM   #10 
  - ohio hits 12.6 - NO 'FREE TRADE', GATT, NAFTA, WTO, BRING BACK PROTECTIONISM! Protect your family.  grahamhgreen   Apr-17-09 05:45 PM   #12 
  - Amen  blue97keet   Apr-17-09 08:09 PM   #13 
     - South Carolinas rate is officially 11.4%.  WoodyM   Apr-17-09 09:00 PM   #18 
  - The U6 unemployment rate is more representative...  roamer65   Apr-17-09 08:50 PM   #15 
  - or 1 in 6 people/families who need food housing and healthcare, but have no income  grahamhgreen   Apr-17-09 11:01 PM   #19 
  - Point me to where it says that's how it was measured in 1941.  Zynx   Apr-17-09 11:10 PM   #20 
     - U6 counts discouraged workers.  roamer65   Apr-18-09 01:10 PM   #23 
  - South Carolinas rate is officially 11.4%.  WoodyM   Apr-17-09 08:58 PM   #17 

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