Opinion

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Capitalism bad for the environment, says book

Specific themes and topics of the book include the anti-nuclear movement and the needed unification of environmentalists and unions.

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It’s not just Wisconsin: a nationwide counteroffensive is emerging

It is fair to say a new phase of a struggle is afoot, in which labor and its allies could turn the tables decisively in their favor.

The depressing future of men?

As this century progresses more and more men will be afflicted with psychological depression

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Is democracy inherent in socialism?

That's how it should be, but, as history teaches, socialism is democratic only if we make it so.

Banker’s deficit solution: work longer with less pay and half the benefits

Many children were working in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory when fire broke out. Such conditions, if Republicans have their way, may again become commonplace.

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Reduce gas prices? Nationalize big oil

I blew a gasket paying $3.89 for a gallon of gas the other day. It cost me over $60 to fill the tank and tore a gigantic hole in my pocket.

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Save the children: Tax the rich

The way out of this crisis is to stop blaming the victims and to make the wealthy culprits pay. It is irresponsible and immoral not to do so.

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Attention Glenn Beck: Capitalism, not unions, is the problem

Not missed by anyone in this majority African American city is the racist inference that Detroit's residents are the root of the problem.

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Capitalist insolence and taxes

Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Citigroup were all deeply involved in the sub-prime mortgage crisis, which prompted the Great Recession and the huge budget deficits. And they pay no taxes.

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Lurching toward the peak

While much of the talk about "peak oil" can be dismissed as hysterical catastrophizing, there is an underlying reality that humankind must come to grips with.

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