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|America's Return to Independence|
Discusses what Americans need to do to recapture it's spirit of innova...
These musings will address political issues that affect our nation and the ...
|Across the Great Divide|
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|Steve Klingaman on Open Salon|
Public policy and personal finance, from a progressive point of view
The work of Erik Hare. Politics, people and their connections.
|The Chisago County Zeitgeist|
ECM Post Review reporter Aaron Vehling gives you the news behind the news a...
|The Market Rodeo|
Intelligent commentary on stock market, economic, and financial news.
Negative interest by Twin Cities Daily Planet on Feb 6, 2012 in Economy, WorldErik Hare Modern finance has seen many innovations in the last 20 years. The Black-Scholes-Merton theory promised risk-free investment if it was properly hedged, or insured through market based options. That spawned a whole new cate...
Obama Offers Up New Mortgage Relief And Refinance Plan by Smart On Money on Feb 3, 2012 in Economy, Real EstatePresident Obama announced this week that he would be seeking passage of a new updated mortgage relief plan aimed at helping underwater homeowners to refinance their properties and take advantage of historically low rates. The bill has an uphill climb...
Range reels as Magnetation considers other locations for plant by MinnesotaBrown on Feb 2, 2012 in magnetation, mining, tom rukavina, iron range, duluth news-tribune, economyYesterday, the Duluth News Tribune wrote about the reaction of some local leaders to the news that Iron Range-based Magnetation might locate its proposed taconite plant in Superior instead of near its scram mining operations in Itasca County. Give it...
Would You Use A Local Currency Instead Of A Federal Reserve Note? by Smart On Money on Jan 30, 2012 in Economy, Federal Reserve, MoneyAs the economy continues to limp along, an increasing number of people are skeptical of the currency. But what alternative is there?
The Super Bowl and economic superstition by News Cut on Jan 30, 2012 in Economy, SportsWell, now, this is a problem. If you're a New England Patriots fan with money in the stock market, you have to decide which is more important: another Super Bowl trophy or the ability to retire.