Opinion

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Western lands and the “material out of which countries are made”

The people of the West have so far rebuffed the militias' agenda, for which the entire nation should be grateful. 

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Back in the USSR: setting the record straight

While the meltdown of the Soviet Union didn't trigger capital's worldwide offensive, it did constitute a sea change in the balance of power and changed the dynamics of struggle.

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Thieves, crooks and war profiteers avoid jail

It's time we set an example and put these crooks and thieves in prison or at least fire them from their well-paid jobs. 

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The way to save the planet: shrink the economy

Any real climate change program must deal with a triple challenge, which can only be met by global agreement to replace competition with cooperation.

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Is “human capitalism” the solution to shrinking wages?

An article recently written in Forbes by a Mr. Ralph Benko proposes "human capitalism" as the solution to the shrinking wages and economic stagnation.

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Happy fifth birthday, Dodd-Frank Act

Five years ago, in the wake of the worst economic crisis in U.S. history since the Great Depression, Obama signed the Dodd-Frank act into law.

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Greece put its faith in democracy, but Germany vetoed it

The heroic struggle of the Greek people against a nation-killing austerity regime has failed, at least for now.

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Drawing a line in the sand on TPP is a mistake

I am opposed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, as well as the enabling legislation being debated in Congress.

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Three legs of the economy: The past is prologue

This kind of economy stands on three legs: raw materials, cheap labor, and as little regulation from government as possible.

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TPP-ing the economy: Is new trade pact “NAFTA on steroids?”

Unless you've spent the winter lost on the Pacific Crest Trail, you know that middle-class incomes have slipped again.

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