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The Coming Age of Austerity

chipsmydog Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 11:44 AM
Why do you need to publicly discover the most elementary and fundamental aspects of American government and economics? Also, only anarchists advocate for the total elimination of the Fed government and taxes.
"Are the good times really over for good?" asked Merle Haggard in his 1982 lament.

Then, the good times weren't over. In fact, they were coming back, with the Reagan recovery, the renewal of the American spirit and the end of a Cold War that had consumed so much of our lives.

Yet whoever wins today, it is hard to be sanguine about the future.

The demographic and economic realities do not permit it.

Consider. Between 1946 and 1964, 79 million babies were born -- the largest, best-educated and most successful generation in our history. Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, both born...

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