Opinion

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Greed and the pain in Spain

The European Union's response to the economic chaos gripping the continent seems a combination of profound delusion, and what British a reporter called "sado-monetarism" -- endless cutbacks, savage austerity, and widespread layoffs.

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Jungleland? New Orleans community activist rejects NY Times depiction of Ninth Ward

"Contrary to the NY Times, residents of this community are not reconciled to life in the wilderness and we don't live in a forgotten wasteland."

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Latin America delivers a swift kick

On one level, April's hemispheric summit meeting was an old fashioned butt kicking for Washington's policies in the region.

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Ryan budget: A nightmare in the making

House Republicans approved a budget that is far worse than any reasonable person could, up to now, have imagined would ever come out of a U.S. Congress.

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Close to half of all Americans live near poverty

Tens of millions of families are working regularly but have little savings and are on the brink of disaster.

Spending just got even easier

The cashless society is almost at hand, some claim.

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GOP holiday message to America: Drop dead!

As the GOP lawmakers fled home for the holidays, the nightmares they have been causing for Americans turned into rock hard reality.

The 2012 elections are critical to defeating the 1%

With the 2012 elections less than a year away, the entire right wing is amassing great sums of money in order to win. They want to take over the White House and the both houses of Congress.

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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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Putting the Occupy movement in historical perspective

 

Indeed there is civil unrest! Workers cry out for justice, as workloads grow and wages stagnate while owners' profits soar, as jobs are sent overseas.

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