Opinion

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Jeffrey Sachs and “The Price of Civilization”

Sachs is particularly good at showing where productive value from work is going.

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"Pity the Billionaire" recounts hijacking of public opinion

Thomas Frank, ex-Wall Street Journalist turned liberal political savant, is currently the darling of the airwaves for NPR and Democracy Now fans.

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Expect a bitter fight on the budget

Make no mistake: President Obama's job-creating and tax-the-rich budget proposals are going to be core battleground issues for the Republican right.

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Media and power

Canadian sociologist Jeffery Klaehn has put together a penetrating collection of essays dealing with the political economy of the mass media spanning a broad range of topics.

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Demand Congress cut the military budget

Congressional Republicans are attempting to undo cuts to the military budget. You can take action.

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The human dimension of long-term joblessness

Millions are still out of work or underemployed, and our economy isn't anywhere near full capacity.

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Scaling the Great Class Wall in America

A radicalization process is at work here and it is growing in intensity and breadth.

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Republicans cover their fiscal irresponsibility with Detroit's money

While banks, auto companies and the state of Michigan itself have all been bailed out with taxpayer money, Detroit has not received bailouts from anybody

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Holiday message: The unemployed need you!

We would have liked to print a happy message in this space, filled with good news and wishes for all of you to have a fantastic holiday season.

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"The Sprit Level" and the dynamics between economic and social conditions

A study of dozens of surveys regarding wealth and, the things we associate with the quality of life, seems to come to the surprising conclusion.

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