Monthly Archives: June 2013

What’s the best way to track the economy?

The Dow Jones Industrial average? GDP? What about the unemployment rate? Some economists think those numbers actually don’t tell us how people are doing. They’ve created a new measure to gauge how our economy is doing: Combining GDP, general well-being and access … Continue reading

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The truth about Syria

By Patrick Cockburn, London Review of Books – June 6, 2013 For the first two years of the Syrian civil war foreign leaders regularly predicted that Bashar al-Assad’s government would fall any day. In November 2011, King Abdullah of Jordan said that … Continue reading

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