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White House Celebrates Snail’s Pace GDP Growth

On Friday the U.S. Commerce Department reported:

“Consumers pulled back sharply on spending in early 2017…reducing the economy’s quarterly growth to its lowest level in three years.”

That quote is from this New York Times story by Nelson D. Schwartz:

G.D.P. Report Shows U.S. Economy Off to Slow Start in 2017

Wait a minute. Why would the Trump administration celebrate this?

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5-person family in VW Atlas

Luv Bug Spot Tells Outdated Fairy Tale

A cute, and slightly saucy, Volkswagen commercial makes the Wall of Shame today because it perpetuates an outdated and dangerous norm – the big, happy family. I have no problems with happy families. It’s the size of family that matters now, and matters in this commercial:

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Trump changes US approach to climate change headline

ECONOMIC GROWTH: NOT ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION STRATEGY

With its recent executive order to gut the US federal government’s climate regulations, the Trump administration has chosen to ignore the ongoing devastating impacts and future risks of climate change while perpetuating the widely believed myth that economic growth drives prosperity.

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Sydney traffic jam

Benefits of Australia Growth is Booster Spin

Growth boosters and profiteers have little trouble finding outlets for their pro-growth propaganda. Newspapers and other media companies profit from population growth because ad rates increase with the number of eyeballs. So, KPMG consultant Bernard Salt didn’t have to twist any arms to get this commentary into print in The Australian

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