Opinion

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Lying about austerity serves "special interests"

Ideas and ideologies are rarely if ever free from class interests. If there ever were a controversy that validated the truth of that, the continuing "debate" over austerity fills the bill.

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European Social Contract betrayed

The austerity regimes imposed on the European working class have resulted in millions of working people rejecting the traditional mainstream capitalist parties .

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The last mainstream intellectual defense of austerity crumbles

In 2010, economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff (know in the econ trade as "R & R") released a paper, "Growth in a Time of Debt."

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The Cuban Revolution began in 1959

One thing is apparent to anyone who has studied Cuban society as Esteban Morales has: the subject of racism is far from "taboo" in Cuba.

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Is full employment possible under capitalism?

By last count, approximately 12 million Americans were officially unemployed. Of those, 4.7 million have been jobless for 27 weeks or longer.

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Global capitalism: The gift that keeps on taking

What should we be teaching people, most especially the youth about the holiday season?

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Fish gotta swim and George Will gotta lie

I find the rant against governmental regulatory power bizarre, though not surprising. Will has a lot of - I'll be polite - nerve to complain about regulatory overreach

Irish debt and the heart of Saint O'Toole

Thereby hangs a typical Irish tale filled with metaphors, parallels, and some pretty serious weirdness.

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"Why Marx Was Right": lively challenge to 10 myths

Eagleton's bright, witty book marches forward into the usual stumbling blocks erected over the decades in the environment of popular ideology and topples them.

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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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