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The Federal Reserve Board, Jobs and the Rewriting of Economic History 29.6.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Former US Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. (Photo: Rob Crandall / Shutterstock.com ) The support of readers like you got this story published - and helps Truthout stay free from corporate advertising. Can you sustain our work with a tax-deductible donation today? As most people know, economists are good at rewriting history. We have seen this in the last few years as the collapse of the housing bubble and the ensuing downturn has been turned into one of those unavoidable tragedies that could not have been prevented. After all, no one could have imagined that house prices wouldn't keep going up forever or that anything bad might happen if prices actually fell. In reality it was possible, and in fact easy, for those who pay attention to data to know that house prices would fall and that the consequences for the economy would be very bad . But most discussions of the crisis treat it as a natural disaster like Hurricane Katrina, and absolve the economists in policy positions from any ...
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Air conditioning is a matter of life and death 29.6.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
The last thing in the world I want to do is to get on the wrong side of God, the Catholic Church or any of my Catholic friends. But I feel compelled to say that Pope Francis, however infallible he might be in matters spiritual, is just plain wrong about air ...
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Next frontier for gays is employment and housing discrimination 26.6.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Even as a lesbian in a conservative Southern state, Katrina Martir managed to thrive in central Kentucky. She married - in another state - is raising an adopted child with her wife and recently started her own consulting business.
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Federal judge halts release of massive Brazilian emerald 26.6.2015 LA Times: Commentary
The more than six-year legal battle over the Bahia Emerald seemed to have reached a conclusion last month, when a Los Angeles Superior Court judge finally determined the owners of the prized gem.
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From California To Kathmandu, Task Force 2 Responds To Disasters 22.6.2015 NPR News
An elite search-and-rescue team from Los Angeles County is always ready to respond to emergencies around the world — most recently, in earthquake-ravaged Nepal.
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When Charters Go Union 19.6.2015 American Prospect
The April sun had not yet risen in Los Angeles when teachers from the city’s largest charter network—the Alliance College-Ready Public Schools—gathered outside for a press conference to discuss their new union drive. Joined by local labor leaders, politicians, student alumni, and parents, the importance of the educators’ effort was not lost on the crowd. If teachers were to prevail in winning collective bargaining rights at Alliance’s 26 schools, the audience recognized, then L.A.’s education reform landscape would fundamentally change. For years, after all, many of the most powerful charter backers had proclaimed that the key to helping students succeed was union-free schools. One month earlier, nearly 70 Alliance teachers and counselors had sent a letter to the administration announcing their intent to join United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA), the local teachers union that represents the 35,000 educators who work in L.A.’s public schools. The letter asked Alliance for a “fair and neutral process”—one ...
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Brian Williams will leave 'NBC Nightly News' and join MSNBC 18.6.2015 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Brian Williams, the popular NBC News anchor who became embroiled in controversy over false statements he made about his reporting, will no longer be the anchor of the network's evening newscast and will be assigned to handling breaking news on cable network MSNBC, people familiar with the ...
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He offers praise for candidates who regularly attack his wife 14.6.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Says Hillary is 'a rock' | Bemoans 'trust deficit' | 2016 field | Watch 'State of the Union' on CNNgo
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The Derelict Theme Park Where Jurassic World’s Dinos Roam 13.6.2015 Wired Top Stories
Six Flags New Orleans shut down after Katrina, but it's found new life as a filmmaker's perfect blank ...
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After Katrina, the Residents of New Orleans Saved Themselves 12.6.2015 Truthout.com
(Image: Nation Books)New Orleans is much like the great Live Oak trees that line its streets, grace its parks, provide shade and shelter during the relentlessly hot summers, and buffer storm winds. The people of the city are strong, disaster resistant, and amazingly resilient. We're Still Here Ya Bastards is a tribute to the residents who returned to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and their extraordinary individual and collective efforts to rebuild. In this excerpt, Roberta Brandes Gratz demolishes the myth that Katrina was a "natural" disaster and details the overwhelming failure of the federal government and private contractors during and after the hurricane. (Image: Nation Books) "There is no other cavalry coming. ...We are the cavalry." So says a New Orleans resident in We're Still Here Ya Bastards, an extraordinary look at the city's revival in the years following Hurricane Katrina. Roberta Brandes Gratz tells the stories of local people who returned to their homes to take the rebuilding of ...
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Clinton brushes aside foundation criticism 12.6.2015 CNN: Top Stories
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See inside CNN 'time capsule' 11.6.2015 CNN: Top Stories
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10 years after Katrina: How New Orleans rebuilt 8.6.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As hurricane season begins, we talked to two authors about how the city has rebuilt, what's still to be done and what unexpected developments have emerged from the process.
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Federal Judge To Assess Damages In Chinese Drywall Lawsuit 8.6.2015 NPR: Morning Edition
Residents are still fighting Chinese manufacturers who sold bad drywall that went into the post-Katrina rebuilding effort. On Tuesday their case picks up again in a New Orleans federal courtroom.
Can CPS be saved? 8.6.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
The last day of Chicago Public Schools classes is June 19. Less than two weeks later, a reckoning begins for CPS. And for its nearly 400,000 students. And their parents. And every Chicagoan who knows that the city can't thrive if its school system ...
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North Carolina Governor Goes to Bat for Big Energy 2.6.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Also see Part I: Drive to Drill: Energy Lobbyists Behind Governors' Crusade for Atlantic Oil When Pat McCrory was elected governor of North Carolina in 2012, the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition wasted no time in recruiting him to join its crusade to expand offshore oil and gas drilling. The Coalition was formed in May 2011 by four Republican governors in coastal states. As a Facing South investigation found , by early 2012 the Coalition had turned over its day-to-day management to the Consumer Energy Alliance, a "dark money" nonprofit whose members include leading energy companies and which is closely tied to HBW Resources , a corporate lobbying and public relations firm that represents energy interests. The Governors Coalition was eager to bring McCrory on board as a spokesman for its pro-drilling agenda. As the governor of North Carolina, he represents the state with the second-longest coastline on the U.S. eastern seaboard — second only to Florida, where state leaders have opposed offshore ...
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Hurricane season 2015: What's in the forecast? 2.6.2015 CNN: Top Stories
This year's Atlantic hurricane season probably will have fewer storms than normal for the third year running -- thanks in part to El Niño, forecasters say.
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10 years since Katrina: A look back at the busiest hurricane season 1.6.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Meteorologists say this year's hurricane season will be quieter than usual. But if a Category 3 or higher storm hits the U.S., it would be the first time since 2005.
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10 Years Since Katrina: A Look Back At The Busiest Hurricane Season 1.6.2015 NPR News
Meteorologists say this year's hurricane season will be quieter than usual. But if a Category 3 or higher hit the U.S., it would be the first time since 2005, one of the worst years on record.
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The flip side of years of no hurricanes: Good luck runs out 1.6.2015 AP Top News
OCEAN CITY, Maryland (AP) -- For millions of Americans living in the hurricane zones on the Gulf and East coasts, recent decades have been quiet - maybe too quiet....
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