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These Slides Show Why We Have Such A Huge Budget Deficit And Why Taxes Need To Go Up

It jibes nicely with a presentation we published earlier Friday from the BEA on misconceptions about the economy.<p>Elmendorf breaks down federal spending's sources and destinations, then discusses different paths the budget could take depending on whether House Republicans or Senate Democrats get …

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NEVER in recent economic history have interest rates been so low for so many for so long. It is a safe bet that central banks in America, Britain, …

33 Amazing Plates Of Food

How can you just sit there chewing, content with your sad, conformist sandwich? You could be turning your food into ART.

Advice to Your Younger Self

The Fifty-Ninth Rule of Acquisition says, "Free advice is seldom cheap." The most valuable advice is that which you could give to your younger self. …

What Is Obamacare?

Just basics that everyone should know, though many don't<p>flickr / morrisey<p>Only 37 percent of Americans say they're in favor of the 2010 health-care law. When you describe specific changes happening under the law, though, closer to 70 percent are on board with them. That's among data from Kaiser …

In Defense of Utopia (Part II): The Whole World Is Getting Much, Much Better

In Part I of this essay, I argued that we need a new way of thinking about utopia that is appropriate to today’s modernizing progressive coalition. …

The myths of happiness

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Three books on how to attain it and what it means<p>Barry Schwartz<p>March 31, 2013 9:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on the L.A. Review of Books.<p>WHEN MY CHILDREN WERE YOUNG, my wife and I focused our child-rearing efforts on nurturing intellectual enthusiasm, self-discipline, …

How To Be The Luckiest Guy On The Planet In Four Easy Steps

I told my dad, "I'm a lucky guy." He said, "But are you lucky in love?" I was six years old. Love was the most disgusting thing in the world to me. What the hell was he talking about? Love was living in another neighborhood at that time. Or another planet. It would be years before Love stuck its …

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