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Unemployed N.C. Man Robs Bank of $1 to Get Health Care in Prison; Has Chest Tumor, Broken Back (Gaston Gazette)
Yes, a guy robbed a bank because he couldn’t afford the necessary health care on the outside and thought he’d get better treatment in jail.
Raise, Don’t Save, Social Security (NYT)
With certain adjustments, Social Security could provide up to half the average worker’s earnings.
What Makes the IMF Think it’s Right About Greece? (Guardian)
The same economists who failed to predict the 2007 financial crash are still in the driving seat – and just as clueless in a crisis.
Election Expert Can’t Find Report On 1984 Voter Impersonation Case Cited By Hans von Spakovsky (TPM)
A prominent law professor, Rick Hasen, who writes about election law wants to know where former Bush administration official Hans von Spakovsky got a copy of a 1984 grand jury report that he used in an article about the threat of voter impersonation fraud.
Democracy vs Mythology: The Battle in Syntagma Square (sturdyblog)
An ex-pat’s view of Greece’s problems and what the corporate media is not reporting.
Guns of Brixton – The Clash