4. Clinton's Third Way

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BUILDING MOMENTUM TO A GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE The Untold Story of the Inevitable Consequences of Centuries of Entrenched Privilege:

1 BUILDING MOMENTUM TO A GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE The Untold Story of the Inevitable Consequences of Centuries of Entrenched Privilege EPISODE 4

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2 Written and Narrated by Edward J. Dodson

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3 In cooperation with: The Henry George School of Social Science The School of Cooperative Individualism and The Henry George Center for the Study of Economics © 2011

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4 EPISODE 4 Clinton’s Third Way

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6 “Even when the Bush recession ends, most Americans will find themselves worse off.”

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7 “We’re Eisenhower Republicans here. We stand for lower deficits, free trade, and the bond market.”

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19 “Indeed, the surge in mortgage refinancing likely improved rather than worsened the financial condition of the average homeowner…”

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20 “Some of the equity extracted through mortgage refinancing was used to pay down more expensive, non-tax-deductible consumer debt or used to make purchases that would otherwise have been financed by more expensive and less tax-favored credit.”

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23 President Clinton signs the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act

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33 “Working together, America has done well. Our economy is breaking records with more than 22 million new jobs, the lowest unemployment in 30 years, the highest homeownership ever, the longest expansion in history. …More than 3 million children have health insurance now, and more than 7 million Americans have been lifted out of poverty. Incomes are rising across the board.”

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