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Where Money Is Concerned, Romney Is Dangerously Agnostic

by WS Editors | Sep 15, 2012 | Economy, Politics

It was politics as practiced by Karl Rove: (1) Define your opponent before he defines himself and (2) Turn his greatest asset into a liability. Framing Mitt Romney as a vulture capitalist engaged in creative destruction of American jobs began early—in May, while Romney was shifting from the primary to the general election. The Obama […]

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Mitt Courts the Junk-Bond King

by WS Editors | Sep 15, 2012 | Economy, Politics

The last time Mitt Romney ran for president, MIT business school professor Howard Anderson described Bain Capital—the firm Romney founded—as “the model of how to leverage brain power to make money.” “They are real first-rate engineers,” Anderson told The Boston Globe. “They will do anything they can to increase the value. The promise [to investors] […]

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Working on Romney’s Farm

by WS Editors | Sep 1, 2012 | Economy, Politics

In our September 1 issue, John Stoehr reports on working-class perceptions of Mitt Romney. But what do Romney and his cohorts think of the people who work for them? Financial writer Josh Kosman devotes a chapter of The Buyout of America to Bain Capital, the company that Mitt Romney founded. The passages below are a snapshot […]

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Republics Rising from the Ashes

by John Stoehr | Aug 1, 2012 | Books, Economy

Reviewed: Land of Promise: An Economic History of The United States, by Michael Lind (Harper, 592 pp., $29.99). America is fickle. Or at least our economic history is. According to Michael Lind, author of Land of Promise, we can’t make up our minds about the role of the federal government in the economy, and the result […]

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Minimum Wage and the Court

by WS Editors | Jul 15, 2012 | Economy, Politics

The minimum wage was ushered into existence by a Republican Supreme Court Justice switching sides on 
a constitutional test before the Court, much as the Affordable Care Act has been. Justice Owen Roberts was 
a solid vote on Republican Supreme Court that in 1932–34 had dismantled most of FDR’s New Deal legislation. In response, Roosevelt […]

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