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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

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

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

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

Bouncing Backnew

Most of the 5,000 workers who were laid off when Oracle bought and killed PeopleSoft have landed on their feet and put the past behind them.
East Bay Express  |  Chris Thompson  |  01-09-2006  |  Business & Labor

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