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Howlin: Government still considering hiring private debt collectors
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Minister Brendan Howlin said today that the Government is still examining whether or not to use private debt collection agencies to collect money owed to the State. The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said the Government may create a …

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The debt run
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There has been too much focus on government debt; the problem is total debt in an economy, including the financial sector, corporates and consumers. Government debt usually rises sharply when another sector is badly hit; Cypriot government debt, …

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EDITORIAL: Japan should not subscribe to 'safety myth' on government debt
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In March 1873, several years after its establishment, the Meiji government adopted an ordinance to issue public bonds the following month. The government borrowed money from the public through the bonds to take over and repay the debts that feudal …

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Pope Francis Addresses World's Youth
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In his homily for Palm Sunday, the beginning of the holiest week of the year for Christians, Pope Francis spoke directly to the thousands of young people who came to celebrate Mass in St. Peter’s Square and see the new successor to St. Peter.  The pontiff told them that he was setting out on a […]

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Tea Party News Network Director Falsely Smears Palin
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In a bizarre rant–or “open letter”–at Townhall, Scottie Hughes, the news director for the Tea Party News Network, falsely accuses former Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin of rushing out of this year’s CPAC and having a pattern of ignoring grassroots conservatives.   While Hughes’s motivation for writing such a column may […]

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World View: Russia Considers Revenge for Cyprus Bailout Deal
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This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com: Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka targeting Muslims Anti-Muslim Buddhist mobs rampage through Burma’s towns Europeans reach a deal on Cyprus bailout Russia may be planning its revenge Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka targeting Muslims Hardline Sinhalese Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka, members of the Buddhist Strength Force (Bodu Bala […]

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Daily Kos Seeks to Prevent LA Times Sale to 'Right-Wing Super Villains'
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Daily Kos and a group called the Courage Campaign are running petitions to keep the LA Times out of the hands of the Koch Brothers. Together the two groups have gathered about 45,000 signatures. The LA Times is up for sale at a price rumored to in the neighborhood of half a billion dollars. Numerous […]

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