Opinion

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When I say the word "capitalist"

Who I'm really talking about are people whose lives are based on the pursuit of profit by any means possible - and who fight creating a moral and democratic basis for that wealth.

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The economy: Happy days are here again! For whom?

Last week the stock market made a great leap forward. And New York is facing a homeless crisis. Some recovery!

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News clips from the world of the wealthy

The next time a rich corporate chieftain whines about higher taxes or says he's "just like you and me," take him to Disneyland. It may remind him how he's not.

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10 favorite food websites in 2012

All things relating to the food we eat: where is comes from, who does the work, what are the issues and what we can do to be informed and take action.

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More than a few rotten apples on Wall Street

"The man of great wealth owes a particular obligation to the state," Teddy Roosevelt noted a century ago, "because he derives special advantages from the mere existence of government."

The biggest suckers wear suits

Like the toad who wants to be the handsome prince, the lobbying group disguised as a business association was seduced by romantic Ayn Rand visions of sugar plum profits dancing at the mere idea of a white knight prancing into view.

Open letter to corporate America

Prove Marx and Engels wrong, or the workers will prove them right. Here's hoping, and working, for the latter!

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People before Profits: Sound bites about jobs

The Republicans are fond of saying that small business creates 70 percent of all jobs. They don't tell you that small business is also responsible for 70 percent of all layoffs. That's the nature of small business. They start up and go out of business all the time.

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Another chicken and egg story

Given the need to feed a growing world population, what kind of farming is viable and sustainable today?

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Factory farms produce more than eggs

In the early 1970s, I took a job at a brand new "industrial" hen house in Indiana.

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