Opinion

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Is “human capitalism” the solution to shrinking wages?

An article recently written in Forbes by a Mr. Ralph Benko proposes "human capitalism" as the solution to the shrinking wages and economic stagnation.

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What is "inclusive prosperity?"

President's Obama's State of the Union address included a welcome centerpiece proposal taxing finance capital and the rich, and giving it to the middle class and poor.

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Wanted: an economy that puts people first

I have a confession to make. In the series of articles I have supposedly been writing about income inequality, I have really been writing about something else: need.

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My first protest demonstration: Where do we go from here?

We must defeat every right-wing politician on Election Day and elect a government that responds to the people's concerns around climate change, rather than denies it.

 

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The dark side of academic moonlighting

Seventy-three percent of polled Americans believe corruption in government is widespread; but there is a more subtle form of corruption, even less transparent.

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Climate change, militarism, and the 2014 elections

I was struck by the incredible breadth and grassroots depth of this sea of humanity streaming through the streets of New York. A mass movement has emerged!

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Sorry, Wall Street is closed today!

Clad in shades of blue to illustrate the wave of action to come, the activists of Flood Wall Street gathered first at the tip of Manhattan in Battery Park for a rally, teach-in, and breakfast.

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Myths of capitalism: the myth of scarcity

We are faced with a choice of who will pay to rebuild our infrastructure, educate our children, and transition to a green economy.

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Report: Economic concentration helps fuel the income gap

"The return of plutocracy to America was no accident. The drastic decline in market competition has been a result of conscious political decisions."

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Chris Christie’s hero

In Christie's own words, one can see what he really stands for. His praise of Walker, the Koch-owned governor of Wisconsin, shows his true political colors.

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