Monthly Archives: January 2012

Time Is on Our Side – Social Security

By Dean Baker From the editor: The Social Security Trust Fund is essentially a savings account established on actuarial principals identical to those which determine the solvency of private pension plans. Working U.S. citizens are required to contribute. The trust … Continue reading

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Occupy the Neighborhood

By Ellen Brown An electronic database called MERS (Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems) has created defects in the chain of title to over half the homes in America. Counties have been cheated out of millions of dollars in recording fees, and … Continue reading

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There is no such thing as ‘society’

Meryl Streep’s eerie reincarnation of Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady” brings to mind Ms. Thatcher’s most famous quip, “There is no such thing as ‘society.’” None of the dwindling herd of Republican candidates has quoted her yet, but they … Continue reading

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