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ECON 101 FOR THE VOTER Photo courtesy morguefile.com CONFERENCE'S GOAL IS TO EDUCATE VOTERS By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Kimberly Amadeo likens voting in the 2012 general election without an understanding of economics to being in a football game without knowing how to play. "You're going to get pummeled by the people who do understand the rules," she says. Amadeo will be one of three speakers at a free conference on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Bayfront Community Center whose focus will be on presenting three views of economics — from the left, the right and down the middle, to enable all prospective voters to understand "the rules." "What we hope to do is to educate people who might not be as familiar with economic top- ics," Amadeo adds — "help people understand the best way to create jobs. We feel like that is the most important issue for the economy and the election." The economics expert who blogs for About. com will be making the trip to Sarasota from Phoenix to participate in the event, which is

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