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jim3775 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:47 AM
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Krugman: The Way It Is

The Way It Is
New York Times, The (NY)
September 30, 2005
Author: PAUL KRUGMAN


Bill Frist, the Senate majority leader, is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. He sold all his stock in HCA, which his father helped found, just days before the stock plunged. Two years ago, Mr. Frist claimed that he did not even know if he owned HCA stock.

According to a new U.S. government index, the effect of greenhouse gases is up 20 percent since 1990.Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a 33-year-old Wall Street insider with little experience in regulation but close ties to drug firms, was made a deputy commissioner at the F.D.A. in July. (This story, picked up by Time magazine, was originally reported by Alicia Mundy of The Seattle Times.)

The Artic ice cap is shrinking at an alarming rate.

Two of the three senior positions at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are vacant. The third is held by Jonathan Snare, a former lobbyist. Texans for Public Justice, a watchdog group, reports that he worked on efforts to keep ephedra, a dietary supplement that was banned by the F.D.A., legal.

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Nye Bevan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:50 AM
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1. Great article

Thanks for the free link
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:51 AM
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2. croyism replaces competance in key gov. positions of safty, health
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:56 AM
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3. Well we will not be the first or last society that fails because our eyes
As the sand dunes goes to bigger homes and the cities fail so do societies. No one wants to face it or they just do not see that one change always makes another change. We can go in to history and see what happened over and over but I am sure at the time these society did the wrong thing also. Plus they did not wish to face it.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:12 AM
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4. Thanks for the link
Now I can read Krugman again.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:18 AM
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5. A must read. Thanks for posting!
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:28 AM
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6. cliff notes on Bush crime family
glad we can still read Krugman for free.
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:33 AM
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7. Thanks for the free link.
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beltanefauve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 03:12 AM
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8. Thanks for providing the link nt
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johan helge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:14 PM
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9. One of his best
Just by stating facts, Krugman makes us see two interconnected sides of reality - big unsolved problems, and a corrupt/criminal political culture. Krugman is outstanding, and this is one of his best.
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