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Squeaking by on $300,000 a Year - A Portrait of Two Economies

If you haven't read the Washington Post's article about the hidden effects of the recession upon families that seem to have it all, or the comments, it's a must-read. For many of us, $300,000 is much more than our yearly household income, so the article's descriptions of an affluent community's s...

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Tags: Bailout, Downturn, Recession, Stuff, Wall street
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Cash for Clunkers: Success?

This is a follow up post to the Cash for clunkers, otherwise known as Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) posted July 23,2009. Cash for clunkers program was expected to last till November 1,2009 with the $1 billion fund they received from the government. However, the program seems to have been mor...

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Tags: Bailout, Class, Economy, Emissions, Gm stakeholders, Policy, Transportation
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How Would You Fix GM? Chicagoans respond

This interview team from Cars.com took to the streets of Chicago to ask the new part owners of GM what their company should do to catch up with the times. The environment, fuel efficiency, and the economy figure in many of the responses. Some of the answers were serious, some of them weren't, tho...

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Tags: Bailout, Chicago, General motors, Gm stakeholders, Green cars
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Green Jobs, Greenwashing, and the Importance of a Green Semantics

Joel Makower from GreenBiz.com asks an important question: "'Green jobs' has become a rallying cry for activists and politicians alike. They're soon to arrive, and in big numbers -- right?" Everyone is waiting to unwrap the "stimulus package," hoping that inside they will find a financial soluti...

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Tags: Bailout, Green jobs, Language, Policy
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