Opinion

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Confronting the walking dead: John Quiggin's "Zombie Economics"

The zombie metaphor is both witty and apt when discussing how ideas about society and finance that have alarmingly failed refuse to stay dead and buried.

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Can we avoid history's "blood-dimmed tide"?

The destruction of the Roman Empire took over 300 years ending with the sack of Rome

The Republican Party and the big lies

Modern Republicans reject every effective job plan and then blame Democrats for unemployment.

Budget cuts are really people cuts

When governments balance budgets by cutting services, they are saving money, but also causing the deaths of thousands they judge socially useless.

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The battle for economic recovery

Two recent government reports cut through all the rhetoric and posturing, expose the heart of the ongoing economic crisis.

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Colombia trade pact ignores big problems

The U.S.-Colombia free trade pact would reinforce a system that leaves farmers and consumers at the mercy of volatile prices and markets.

 

 

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"Inside Job": Never steal anything small

The facts portrayed play like an action movie: the main culprits are the handful of investment banks that carried out the crime of the century.

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The deficit trap

The deficit commission report is a poisonous prescription, likely to kill the patient while attempting to cure the symptom - budget deficit.

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