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Romney's new character: Macho man

Few things are more predictable than a GOP presidential candidate posturing as a he-man protector of America, and depicting his Democratic counterpart as an effete, appeasing girlie-man on the dangerous world stage.
In his new book, Mitt makes himself over as a muscular defender of America
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 12, 2010
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Review: Capitalism: A Love Story

In his new film about the Wall Street meltdown, Michael Moore — surprise! — denounces capitalism and its exploitation of the working class. Not that he's above doing a little exploiting himself.
Moore of the same: Capitalism fails to make a prophet
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 02, 2009
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Men + money = mess

Since Iceland is something of the epicenter of the global financial crisis — its government being the first to essentially go belly up — it's probably not surprising that the Icelanders have come up with the most novel and interesting theory as to what c
The financial crisis is a man-made problem. And it might not have occurred if we had listened to women.
By STEVEN STARK  |  May 15, 2009

26. John Thain

This former Merrill Lynch executive who used federal bailout bucks to remodel his office to the tune of $1.2 million might be a serious pud; but at least the d-bag got to flush his career down a $35,000 toilet bowl.
This former Merrill Lynch executive who used federal bailout bucks to remodel his office to the tune of $1.2 million might be a serious pud; but at least the d-bag got to flush his career down a $35,000 toilet bowl.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

Detroit Auto Executives

We agree that it was shitty how these guys took private jets to request auto bailout bucks, but if we owned American cars we wouldn't take the chance of driving either.
We agree that it was shitty how these guys took private jets to request auto bailout bucks, but if we owned American cars we wouldn't take the chance of driving either.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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No laughing matter

The funnymen Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have a big edge over supposedly serious bloviators employed by the networks.
Anger, Obama, and AIG. Plus, doing nothing on Beacon Hill.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 18, 2009