Opinion

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China: The Frog & The Scorpion?

Can China swim capitalism's scorpion across the river and avoid the sting?

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Mortgage agreement: a small step forward

Housing, labor, and civil rights advocates and elected officials are giving a thumbs up to the accord reached between 49 state attorneys general and banks involved in the mortgage crisis.

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Is Bain Capital capitalism's bane?

Mitt Romney and Bain Capital provide a glimpse into the fatal flaws of capitalism.

Capitalism in a fish bowl

Capitalism can sometimes be very confusing to figure out. It would be helpful if we had a very simple way to look at it.

Black Friday's heart of darkness

Everyone should have paid attention recently as people massed in public, in numbers greater than ever. Of course, the story had elements of tragedy and violence as well.

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Racism: pollutant that serves GOP, Wall St interests

Racism is the most persistent and pernicious form of division in our country. It creates a fault line in the labor and people's struggles that, if not overcome, irredeemably weakens them.

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In Time: One man's immortality is another man's death

Time is money. In Time seems to take that quite literally. In what is a brilliant metaphor for modern day class segregation, the poor die young and the rich live forever. And a man named Will Salas sets out to do something about it.

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Do plutocrats need to worry about potholes?

The newest Audi ads note the country is really falling apart. "The roads are underfunded by $450 billion," says Audi. "With the right car, you may never notice." Subtle? No. Powerful?

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Capitalism and unemployment

Mass unemployment has been a feature of capitalism since it emerged as the dominant social system in 17th century England and spread throughout the world.

Socialist U.S.? Science says it can happen

A tiny minority can, by sticking to its principles, get the vast majority to come around to its way of thinking.

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