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09.08.11
PRODUCTIVITY, PROFITS, AND JOB GROWTH
Dean Baker
Several analysts suggested that there had been a qualitatively leap in productivity growth earlier in the downturn and offered this as an explanation for slow job growth. It now seems that firms were simply quicker to lay off workers than usual.
PANIC ON THE STREETS OF LONDON
Laurie Penny
SAUDI KING CALLS FOR FREEDOM IN SYRIA
Saad Hajo
THE FINANCIAL CRISIS OF 2007-9 AND EMERGING COUNTRIES: The Political Economy Analysis of Central Banks in the Brazilian and Korean Economies
Juan Pablo Painceira
OBAMA'S GIFT TO VERIZON: The Poison Pill in PPACA Used to Extract Concessions from Labor
Steve Early
INDIA'S 'WORLD CLASS' HEIST:
What the Commonwealth Games Audit Shows

Mitu Sengupta
CAUTIONARY TALES FOR WOULD-BE WEATHER ENGINEERS
Sam White
LISTENING TO WHAT IRANIANS SAY ABOUT THEIR NUCLEAR PROGRAM INSTEAD OF RELYING ON "INTELLIGENCE" AND AGENDA-DRIVEN "ANALYSIS"
Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett
ON THE S&P DOWNGRADE
Dean Baker
IRANIAN EXILES PAY US FIGURES AS ADVOCATES
Anna Fifield
MIDDLE EAST NEWS ROUNDUP:
Arab Spring, Royal Summer, Islamist Autumn

"LIVING WITHIN OUR MEANS" AND STANDARD AND POOR'S DOWNGRADE
Richard D. Wolff
ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION REPORT UNDERCOUNTS SUBSIDIES TO COAL, OIL, NATURAL GAS, AND NUCLEAR ENERGY: Renewables and Energy Efficiency Shortchanged by Flawed EIA Methodology
Union of Concerned Scientists
WHAT AILS THE WORLD?
Carlos Latuff
WHAT AMERICA'S DEBT-CEILING CRISIS REVEALS
Prabhat Patnaik
THE DEFICIT DEAL: We Got Taken
Martin Hart-Landsberg
THE TENT PROTESTS IN ISRAEL:
Can They Break Out of the (Zionist) Box?

Jeff Halper
CREDIT RATING AGENCY THAT RATED SUBPRIME MBS INVESTMENT GRADE DOWNGRADES U.S.
Dean Baker
HEALTH ECONOMICS
Terry Everton
CUBA OPPOSES ANY ATTEMPT TO UNDERMINE THE INDEPENDENCE, SOVEREIGNTY, AND TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY OF SYRIA
Marcos Rodríguez Costa
THE STRUGGLE AGAINST STUPIDITY: European and U.S. Governments Continue Wrecking Their Economies
Mark Weisbrot
FAMINE IN SOMALIA: It's the Politics . . . Stupid
Richard Dowden
THE GREAT UNITY OF THE LIBYAN REBELS
Victor Nieto
EMPLOYMENT RATE HITS NEW LOW AS ECONOMY CREATES 117,000 JOBS IN JULY
Dean Baker
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