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Don’t Dismiss Trump Voters

“We must grasp that our enemy is not someone who is politically incorrect, even racist, but the corporations and a failed political and judicial system that sacrifices people, as well as the planet, on the altar of profit.” Chris Hedges Continue reading

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Capitalism: The Opposite of Free Markets

Conservatives believe the United States is a capitalist country, and they like it that way. They say government should stay out of people’s business, so free markets can create the best possible society. Anyone who advocates that government do more … Continue reading

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Yes, We Can Afford Nice Things

The federal government can no more run out of money than the Google Play Store can run out off apps.
Inflation is not a threat to anyone but credit card companies and banks. Continue reading

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7 Reasons the US Can’t Deal With COVID-19

Isn’t this the same dynamic we have seen with the failure to address homelessness, gun violence, or climate change? If a problem is complicated and difficult, we don’t even try. Continue reading

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The Human Costs of the Shutdown

“The response to the Pandemic has been the worst assault on the working class in 50 years.” Martin Kulldorff Continue reading

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9 Good Questions About UBI – And one great answer

Where UBI supports capitalism and strengthens markets, an federal jobs guarantee (FJG) is more socialist, because governments would decide what jobs would be available. Both are good. Start with UBI now; work toward an FJG. Continue reading

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The Blessings of Capitalism — and How they’re killing us

Capitalism is not conservative, it’s not liberal. It’s a religion. A Costco store is a capitalist temple. The shelves are altars; the checkout lines are our communion. Continue reading

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When We See Through the Narratives

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, “COVID-19 is a human tragedy but has also created an opportunity to build back a more equal and sustainable world.” Can we take the opportunity this crisis forces on us, and rewrite our society’s stories? Continue reading

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