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Barack Obama’s Legacy by Younge, Farrakhan and West

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana Blog – He hasn’t left office, but President Barack Obama’s legacy is already being debated by pundits and experts from all backgrounds. If you look back to 2007-08, when America learned about Barack Obama, a young senator from Chicago, we didn’t give him a chance. We had an economy on […]

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Lee Hamilton: Apologist or Political Leader?

Muncie, Indiana NEWS – Lots of pundits, politicians and academicians trying to explain why progressives are supporting Senator Bernie Sanders, or why fed up conservatives are supporting reality television host/billionaire, Donald Trump. However, most I’ve read in newspapers or listened to on the television are lumping both sides together and calling them “populists”. They use the […]

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Elizabeth Warren Scolds NY Fed President

MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS – For all the long articles we share on Muncie Voice, this one will please those who like it short and sweet. This is an article about public servant leadership. A real public servant holding the people accountable. It’s a video of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) questioning NY Federal Reserve President William […]

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Government Redistributing Income Upward

The Vicissitudes of the Market Would Be a Big Improvement Written by Dean Baker Bob Kuttner has a good column in the Huffington Post comparing the progress made in improving the living standards of ordinary people in the forty years following the New Deal with the deterioration of the last three decades. However the piece […]

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Business Community

New Report Indicates Half of Residential Homes Sold to Investors

Residential Homes Get Boost to Values, But Raises Valid Concerns MUNCIE, Indiana – Muncie Voice has been sharing with you how trillions of dollars are flowing into the financial sector to prop up Wall Street and housing prices since consumer demand (lack of money) cannot fuel the economy. Congress refuses to stimulate the economy for […]

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Government

United Kingdom Uses Terrorism Laws to Shakedown Journalists

Muncie, IN – We’re reaching the point now where both corporations and governments have more rights than the individual. Senator Bernie Sanders recently said that Congress literally asks Wall Street permission to regulate it, and TPP trade agreement is a secretive trade pact our so-called “progressive” president is trying to approve for global corporations giving […]

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Business

Income Inequality: A Free Market Economists Blind-Spot

MUNCIE, Indiana – The late economist Edgar Fiedler had a way of poking fun at economists and it’s always funnier when a professional is the one cracking jokes about his own profession. Two of my favorite quotes are: “He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.”; and “Ask five economists […]

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Business

“Fix the Debt” CEO Group a Sham

Pete Peterson’s “Fix the Debt” Astroturf Supergroup Detailed MADISON, WI — One of the most hypocritical corporate PR campaigns in decades is advancing inside the beltway, attempting to convince the White House, Congress, and the American people that another cataclysmic economic crisis is around the corner that will destroy our economy unless urgent action is […]

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Government

Banksters say, “Trust Us, It Won’t Happen Again.”

It’s really hard to grasp the size and scope of the global financial crisis we faced just four years ago. Some have estimated the impact as high as $11 trillion. Pension funds were wiped out. Home values devastated. The taxpayer bailout to the financial industry was $700 billion. During three presidential debates, how many questions […]

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Business

EconoMonitor: Great Leap Forward – Why We’re Screwed

By L. Randall Wray, Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Cross posted from Economonitor. As the Global Financial Crisis rumbles along in its fifth year, we read the latest revelations of bankster fraud, the LIBOR scandal. This follows the muni bond fixing scam detailed a couple of weeks ago, as well as the […]