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ARMCHAIR POLITICS pundits Barry Simon, John Cherry and Charlie Mueller
ARMCHAIR POLITICS pundits Barry Simon, John Cherry and Charlie Mueller
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Monday On The Tom Sumner Program

Is there a better way to measure the U.S. economy than GDP? Hear what Professor of Economics Mark Skousen has to say, followed by ARMCHAIR POLITICS with former Lt. Gov. John Cherry on the left, former State House member Charlie Mueller on the right and resident cynic Barry Simon on The Tom Sumner Program Monday March 10 beginning at 3 p

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Economy Adds 155,000 Jobs in December, Unemployment Rate Stays Even

The American economy created 155,000 new jobs in December, according to the latest report from the Labor Department. The unemployment rate is 7.8 percent, the same as November.

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Brothel Owner Recommends Legalized Prostitution to Fix Economy

There is one business that continues to flourish no matter how unstable the American economy seems to become: prostitution. And while lawmakers are currently struggling to figure out ways to keep the country from tipping right over the fiscal cliff, there are some that believe the solution lies in legalizing and taxing the sex trade.

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Is the Economy Getting Better? – Survey of the Day

Over the last few months, there has been some data that suggests the sluggish economy could be improving. Mainly, the unemployment rate, which has dropped to 8.3 percent after reaching a 26-year high of 10 percent in late 2009. However, according to a new survey from Poll Postion, the public is split on whether America is entering into a period of economic recovery.

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Is the Rift Between Rich and Poor Growing in America? — Survey of the Day

Spurred on by the recent “Occupy” protests, class conflict has become an increasing part of the public discourse.

This is reflected in a new poll from the Pew Research Center, which finds the percentage of Americans who see conflict between the rich and poor as a problem has jumped significantly over the last two years.

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Still Living With Your Parents as an Adult? Well, You’re Hurting the Economy

While many college grads are only too happy to fly their parents’ nest and get a place of their own, the dip in the economy has meant some can’t — or won’t — until they feel more financially able to do so comfortably. What does this mean for the economy? Unfortunately, nothing good.

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Michigan Smoking Ban Hurting Local Businesses
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Michigan Smoking Ban Hurting Bars

It's only been 7 months since Michigan enforced its ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, and it really seems to be taking it's toll on bar owners; mLive.com reports:
“It’s definitely a rough

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