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The Lie Behind the Shrinking Labor Forcenew

How unfettered capitalism has delayed the jobless recovery.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  04-02-2014  |  Commentary

Mitt Romney, American Parasitenew

Mitt Romney's years at Bain represent everything you hate about capitalism.
The Village Voice  |  Pete Kotz  |  04-18-2012  |  Features

The Case for Shiftlessness

We've been programmed to believe that the only way to get money is to earn it. Improvements in workplace efficiency, however, are increasing unemployment and making work-for-pay obsolete.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  03-07-2012  |  Business & Labor

Who's afraid of #OccupyCharleston?new

If you've been following the Occupy Wall Street movement, it might be difficult for you to imagine how people would pull off something of that nature in, say, Charleston. One thing is certain, says attorney William J. Hamilton, who has been present at several of the organizing meetings: "This is going to be different than New York."
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  10-06-2011  |  Policy Issues

On Income Inequality, Some Weasels Are More Equal Than Others

Everyone talks about income inequality, but no one does anything about it.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  01-06-2011  |  Economy

How We Americans Spent Ourselves Into Ruin but Saved the Worldnew

Something is very wrong with the unselective manner in which folks on the other side have allowed the neocons to define the argument. It is an unfortunate habit of the left to assume that any vocal and assertive appreciation of the American contribution to human civilization must be fascist.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  David Brin  |  12-11-2009  |  Economy

William I. Robinson's Latest Outlines a Mad Rush Toward a World Where Cars Consume Cerealnew

In Latin America and Global Capitalism, Robinson uses research from years of on-the-ground work, and sifts through rafts of data to map out how neoliberal trade agreements and other mechanisms for greasing the machine of global commerce have increased profits for global elites while deeply disrupting traditional patterns of life and balance with the natural world.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Ben Terrall  |  07-01-2009  |  Nonfiction

Chips of Wrath: Unemployment Rising Before the Crisisnew

In the face of near uniform economic analysis from the nation's mainstream media, we set out to find a big picture economist willing to buck conventional wisdom: the economic downturn is a mere blip on the capitalist EKG monitor.
Boise Weekly  |  Nathaniel Hoffman  |  11-27-2008  |  Economy

How Wall Street is Our Abusive Lovernew

We love the markets because, increasingly, we depend on them for comfort and security. We also love them because they promise romance: more and more, happily ever after. But they also keep us off balance, leaving us hungry -- and unsatisfied desire always feels like love.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  10-13-2008  |  Commentary

Reaganomics Meets the GOP-Bolshevik Statenew

The cratering economy has not only consigned free market voodoo economic theory to the dustbin of history, as Leon Trotsky would say, but has also transformed the GOP into the modern incarnation of the Bolsheviks.
L.A. Weekly  |  Marc Cooper  |  09-26-2008  |  Commentary

Comrade Bush Nationalizes the Banksnew

The panicky flight from free-market orthodoxy in the United States is bound to fuel a revival of government intervention and welfare-state policies in the rest of the world. In the United States itself, however, they are likely to hang the wrong culprit in the end.
The Georgia Straight  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  09-24-2008  |  Economy

Confession: I'm Kind of Looking Forward to the Recessionnew

It isn't going to be pretty, as the lines at the food pantries grow. As we slide down the other side of Peak Oil, things will probably get worse before they get better. On the other hand, downturns have their upsides.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  05-27-2008  |  Commentary

'Bad Money' is Not Meant to be Pretty, and It Isn'tnew

Phillips argues that financial recklessness, combined with peak oil and the rise of Asian economic power, will doom -- has already doomed -- American world leadership and our standard of living, which depend on the value of the dollar.
The Texas Observer  |  James K. Galbraith  |  05-21-2008  |  Nonfiction

Read 'Bad Money' and Weepnew

After reading the new book by Kevin Phillips, a painful realization dawns: Not one of the people running for president is addressing how interconnected and serious America's economic, ecological, and security problems are. Worse, the bankers and hedge-fund speculators who created the credit crisis are financing the campaigns of Democrats -- the only politicians likely ever to rein them in.
Artvoice  |  Bruce Fisher  |  05-16-2008  |  Nonfiction

Mikhail Gorbachev Visits Floridanew

The former Soviet President was at the Hard Rock Live, a guest of the Seminole Indian Tribe. He addressed an audience that had come to see the former communist leader and Louis Vuitton pitchman cashing in on a trip to the land where the grotesqueries of capitalism are matched only by modern-day Russia.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Michael J. Mooney  |  04-29-2008  |  International

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