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2 HOURS AGO - New Statesman

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As Osborne prepares further austerity, Greece has come to his aid again

The Chancellor can cite the country's fate as a permanent justification for cuts. But he shouldn't overreach.  George Osborne arrives in Downing Street as an emergency security meeting is held following the deadly attacks on tourists in Tunisia, on 26 June. Photograph: Getty Images. In the five years since his austerity programme began, George Osborne has had no greater ally ...

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11 HOURS AGO - New Statesman

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The Greek people have paid for their governments’ mistakes – and for the errors of the Troika

The meltdown in Athens and the mistakes of the IMF. The Greek people have already paid highly for their own governments’ mistakes. Photo: Getty To make sense of the confrontation between the Syriza government in Greece and the Troika (the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund), it is vital to understand the one big mistake ...

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15 HOURS AGO - New Statesman

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Labour leadership candidates and shadow chancellor divided over 50p tax rate

Chris Leslie says that he believes the issue has "moved off the agenda" in contrast to Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham.  Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham at the GMB hustings in Dublin on 9 June. Photograph: Getty Images. The 50p tax rate was one of the signature policies adopted by Ed Miliband as a means of both reducing the deficit and inequality. The ...

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JUN 29, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Angela Merkel Will Be Responsible For A Greek Exit From The Eurozone

If Greece leaves the eurozone in the coming days, it will be the result of decisions made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, more than any other institution or leader. Although Greece has been negotiating with a so-called "troika" of institutional creditors -- the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission, which represents the eurozone nations -- ...

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JUN 29, 2015 - American Prospect

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The ACA Has Survived yet Again. Now What?

The Affordable Care Act has used up at least four of its nine lives. It was almost stillborn after Democrats lost their 60-vote Senate majority in early 2010. It survived a brush with death in the Supreme Court in June 2012—and yet another in that fall’s election. And just last week, of course, it was upheld by the Supreme Court ...

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