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  • n. Plural form of destabilizer.


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  • Even when people can point to a pivotal moment in their transformative journey, they can often identify, in retrospect, what might be termed "destabilizers" -- a combination of factors that set the stage.

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  • These automatic destabilizers are the central reason why the U.S. recovery will remain choppy and confusion will continue to plague both businesses and households.

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  • Economic science is complex and riddled with lags and unpredictable destabilizers.

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  • Ghilarducci points out that traditional pensions and social security are stabilizers while private accounts are destabilizers because there are too many choices and too little understanding on how to make good ones.

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  • They are almost always defined in the extreme, as either legendary producers of superior investment returns, or vultures and potential destabilizers of the financial system.

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  • While we will have phasers, neutrino bombs and particle destabilizers, we will still mostly fight with our fists.

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  • First, though let me thank and commend President Chavez for being one of the few world leaders with the courage and backbone to respond to the reckless US policy and vicious lies about him and all else by pointing his finger at the real king of destabilizers and state terrorists.

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  • The only problem with that is these incredibly powerful destabilizers have never been heard from again.

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  • Now, to follow up on what Alice just said, there are some who say, well, look, if you force the automatic stabilizers to be automatic destabilizers -- because that's what a balanced budget amendment does, it doesn't just turn off the automatic stabilizers, it forces fiscal policy to be actively destabilizing, to do the wrong thing at the wrong moment in the business cycle.

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  • In statements made this past Wednesday during a meeting of the Organization of American States, Venezuela's ambassador to the organization, Roy Chaderton Matos, accused the Canadian government of supporting "coup-plotters" and "destabilizers" seeking to upend the South American country. Top Stories


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