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    New carbon policy could start global reaction for the better

    Maybe it’s me, but the predictable right-wing cries of outrage over the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules on carbon seem oddly muted and unfocused. I mean, these are the people who managed to create national outrage over nonexistent death panels. Now the Obama administration...

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    Springtime for Wall Street, but not America

    By any normal standard, economic policy since the onset of the financial crisis has been a dismal failure. It’s true that we avoided a full replay of the Great Depression. But employment has taken more than six years to claw its way back to pre-crisis levels — years when we should ...

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    The Piketty panic

    “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” the new book by French economist Thomas Piketty, is a bona fide phenomenon. Other books on economics have been best-sellers, but Piketty’s contribution is serious, discourse-changing scholarship in a way most best-sellers aren’t. ...

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    Race still drives conservatives’ positions on many issues

    There are many negative things you can say about Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee and the GOP’s de facto intellectual leader. But you have to admit that he’s a very articulate guy, an expert at sounding as if he knows what he’s talking about.

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    Reducing income inequality likely to spur growth

    Taking action to reduce the extreme inequality of 21st-century America would probably increase, not reduce, economic growth. Let’s start with the evidence.

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    GOP’s health care horror stories plentiful, fictional

    Remember the “death tax”?

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    Don’t give barons of broadband more power

    Last week’s big business news was the announcement that Comcast, a gigantic provider of cable TV and high-speed Internet service, has reached a deal to acquire Time Warner, which is merely huge. If regulators approve the deal, Comcast will be an overwhelmingly dominant player in the business...

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    The truth about health insurance and jobs

    Douglas Elmendorf, the director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, said the obvious last week: Losing your job and choosing to work less aren’t the same thing. If you lose your job, you suffer immense personal and financial hardship. If, on the other hand, you choose to work ...

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    GOP not fooling anyone on health care law

    The Republican response to last week’s State of the Union address was delivered by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash. — and it was remarkable for its lack of content. A bit of uplifting personal biography, a check list of good things her party wants to happen with no hint of how ...