Unemployment “dipped” to 7.6 percent. If you listened to the news last week, that’s how the mainstream media framed the story. What is the real story?

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The year is 1980. Jimmy Carter is fighting for his political life in a brutal re-election campaign against Ronald Reagan. Polls show Carter with a slight lead, but the times are volatile. President Carter knows he must do something bold to nail down the election and pre-empt the politically beguiling former actor. At a dusty campaign stop in a key swing state, the former Georgia governor strides boldly to the microphone and addresses the gathered Democratic supporters …

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWAdt07XPgY] You’ve got $5000 in your pocket. Who is going to spend that money better:  you or a stranger? Answer quickly, please. Do you really think a stranger is going to take your five grand and spend/invest it better? It’s an interesting question, because Warren Buffet says rich (productive) Americans need to…

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