Opinion

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The dark side of academic moonlighting

Seventy-three percent of polled Americans believe corruption in government is widespread; but there is a more subtle form of corruption, even less transparent.

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Climate change, militarism, and the 2014 elections

I was struck by the incredible breadth and grassroots depth of this sea of humanity streaming through the streets of New York. A mass movement has emerged!

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Sorry, Wall Street is closed today!

Clad in shades of blue to illustrate the wave of action to come, the activists of Flood Wall Street gathered first at the tip of Manhattan in Battery Park for a rally, teach-in, and breakfast.

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Myths of capitalism: the myth of scarcity

We are faced with a choice of who will pay to rebuild our infrastructure, educate our children, and transition to a green economy.

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Report: Economic concentration helps fuel the income gap

"The return of plutocracy to America was no accident. The drastic decline in market competition has been a result of conscious political decisions."

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Chris Christie’s hero

In Christie's own words, one can see what he really stands for. His praise of Walker, the Koch-owned governor of Wisconsin, shows his true political colors.

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Seattle’s socialist councilmember delivers inaugural address

Sawant made national - and international - news after becoming the first socialist elected to the Seattle city council.

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1917 Russian Revolution: What the world has lost

It has been 96 years since the Russian Revolution and 22 years since the Soviet Union, collapsed and broke into pieces, and the world lost much in that collapse.

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Economics is not morality play, but politics is

For socialist and progressive working-class forces, breaking out of marginalization is the key political challenge of our time.

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Hear them - the unemployed

Unemployment, joblessness, and the devastation they bring to every worker everywhere is endemic to capitalism.

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