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An analysis of job-creation provisions

By Andrew Fieldhouse and Rebecca Thiess | December 13, 2011 | Economic Policy Institute

Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) have proposed the Restore the American Dream for the 99% Act, a package of near-term job-creation measures and budgetary policy [...]

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Over the last few days there has been what appears to be a coordinated attempt by many of the nation’s mayors to end the Occupy Wall Street protests that have swept the country — and much of the world.

Many justifications have been given: concerns about “sanitation,” drug overdoses, the violation of noise [...]

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The Germantown area of Philadelphia was formerly considered solidly middle class but is now mostly low income. “Everything started going down in the dumps,” a longtime resident said. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis for The New York Times)

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