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Archive: October 10, 2010 - October 16, 2010

Channeling the Obama of '08

What a difference two years makes. Here we are in the midst of incredibly complex change along with large-scale exacerbating circumstances. But, where is the engagement we felt so keenly in the months before November 2008?

By Lillian Cunningham | October 12, 2010; 3:03 PM ET | Comments (19)

How bad times make for good conduct

Economics predicts that in good times, self-interest is satisfied and thus more charitable, civilized behavior trumps baser instinct. The full creature gives the hungry one a turn at the trough. There's no reason to commit a crime when one's life is sated, right? It's a nice thought, but it doesn't square with recent history.

By Lillian Cunningham | October 11, 2010; 4:07 PM ET | Comments (8)

 
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