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SLASH-AND-BURN ECONOMICS

Mike Whitney takes apart Mitt Romney’s economic resumé, from his career as a corporate raider at Bain Capital to his fleeting, but disastrous, tenure as governor to his embrace of Paul Ryan’s austerity scheme; THE CIA BACK ON CAMPUS: David Price digs through piles of once secret documents showing how intelligence agencies and the military gained a foothold in academia. But who is resisting them now?  THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF STANFORD: the women, the yachts, the secret bank accounts and gold-plated toilet seats. Jeffrey St. Clair chronicles the gluttonous lifestyle of ponzi-schemer Allen Stanford.