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Apr
10

Stephen Gottlieb – Environmental liability

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Let me suggest a solution to the fracking problem. The self-styled energy companies want to draw natural gas out of the shale deposits deep below the earth’s surface. Environmentalists like myself believe that fracking will foul the drinking water, damaging a much more crucial resource than the gas they’ll extract.  We also think that if gas is so valuable, they wouldn’t be burning it off where it already comes up alongside oil wells. But that’s another story. Let’s stick to safety.

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Apr
3

Stephen Gottlieb – Supreme Court Plays Guardian Counsel in the Health Care Argument

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Let’s understand what that argument about the health insurance mandate was about. Everybody agreed that a single payer system would have been constitutionally OK. It would have been based on the taxing power. However toxic taxes are to the public, legally they are not particularly toxic. Everyone admits the taxing power is broad.

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Mar
20

Stephen Gottlieb – War is hell

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We are all saddened by the sixteen people killed by an American soldier on a recent rampage. Clearly, he had lost his mind.

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Mar
13

Stephen Gottlieb – Don’t Bomb Iran

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We’re hearing a lot of sabers rattling for war with Iran. The promoters have never been able to think past shock and awe to figure out what comes next. That’s blinders masquerading as courage.

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Mar
6

Stephen Gottlieb – The Biggest Threats Facing the US is Global Warming

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Surprises are hard to deal with.

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Feb
28

Stephen Gottlieb – Capital Gains Tax Rates Hollow the Economy

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Let’s look at tax law. Remember Romney’s tax returns. His average tax was approximately 15%. That’s the rate for capital gains. But for anything else earned above roughly $400,000 the rate is 35%. I’d love to reach that rate, to earn enough to pay 35% on some little fraction of my income. Alas, I don’t.

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