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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Friday, August 26, 2005

"The Expanding Economy"

In the linked article from the New York Times, it's noted that energy bills are doubling and tripling this year, such that Americans are going to have to cut back on some of their basics, like heat, in the upcoming winter.

Then the article refers to an "expanding economy" and some experts seem to place the blame on "inefficient consumers."

It's like there's only one version of "economic crisis" or "economic depression" and someone's got this secret math equation for it. If the number of the equation doesn't say 5% or something like that, the entire media is clammed up.

In the meantime, the rest of Americans are dealing with a 40% uninsured rate, gas prices at over three dollars a gallon, wages that are not competing with inflation...you know what? Why bother. You know this. The only people missing it are the press and the President.

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