Opinion

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Dreaming of Brexit

Globalization is unstoppable. Even war will only produce a pause in the process. But its shape, boundaries, and direction are all subject to initiative.

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Brexit, Trump, and the choices we actually have

The Brexit vote shows the pitfalls of acting as if we had ideal choices rather than real ones. 

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Fifty years out of college and finally (almost) normal

Over the weekend of June 2-5 I'll be attending my Yale Class of 1966 50th reunion in New Haven, Conn.

 

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Thoughts on Greece, Syriza and its left critics, Part 2

While Greece is a tiny country and Syriza a new party of the left, their success in overcoming the current crisis would give fresh momentum to people in Europe and woldwide.

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Thoughts on Greek crisis and in defense of Syriza, Part 1

The current crisis in Greece and the Eurozone is fluid and far from settled.

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Lies and myths about Greece and Europe’s debt

The European debt crisis goes back to the end of the roaring '90s when the banks were flush with money and looking for ways to raise their bottom lines.

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Ukraine, “Morning Joe,” and the new Cold War

Over the past few weeks the American people have been served up a steady stream of words and images by the major media about the conflict in the Ukraine.

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How to stop corporate criminality

If you want any more evidence that U.S. corporate executives and financial finaglers are nothing more than crooks in costly suits, all you needed to was right on the front page of The New York Times.

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Greed and the pain in Spain

The European Union's response to the economic chaos gripping the continent seems a combination of profound delusion, and what British a reporter called "sado-monetarism" -- endless cutbacks, savage austerity, and widespread layoffs.

The euro and European disintegration: Should we care?

The EU set up a monetary union, but it needs a political union based on the empowerment of working people, not just bankers, to survive this crisis.

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