Opinion

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New Study: Romney tax plan would kill 800,000 jobs

Mitt Romney's tax plan would reward companies for exporting more U.S. jobs as well as encouraging the firms to duck taxes.

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Capitalism is an irrational system

What explains this attachment to policies that leave the U.S. and Europe in stagnation and could well throw the world into a deep depression?

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Is Obama's TPP trade deal worse than NAFTA?

The campaign against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement is picking up steam. TPP FTA is aimed at a tariff-free pacific rim, backed up by an extreme intellectual property rights protection agenda.

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Snapshots of the super rich and the rest of us

CEO pay at America's seven largest banks averaged 100 times the median U.S. household income in 1989 -- and over 500 times that median in 2007.

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Native Americans left out of economic recovery, as always

For urban Native Americans, the jobless rate averages around 48 percent. In general, Indian Country is in a permanent depression even when the national economy is on the upswing.

The danger of a Romney election

Private sector revised job figures show an average of less than 90,000 per month since January. Unemployment inched back up to 8.2 percent.

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A right-wing apologist in sheep’s clothing

David Brooks positions himself as an above-the-fray "moderate," but the reality is otherwise.

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.

The ruling class "nullification" attack on democracy

In 30 years demographers forecast that the population of the U.S. will no longer be majority white.

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It’s thumbs down on “austerity” in Europe

The European solution of austerity has been totally discredited not just on that continent but by workers and their allies around the world.

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