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• January 04, 2013 • 4:42 PM

Oligarchy vs. Dictatorship. You decide!

And, why not Socialism for America?

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The Macroeconomics of Middle Earth. Enough said (but do look through the comments).

California newspapers splurging on…journalism?

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