Opinion

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Economics is not morality play, but politics is

For socialist and progressive working-class forces, breaking out of marginalization is the key political challenge of our time.

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Hear them - the unemployed

Unemployment, joblessness, and the devastation they bring to every worker everywhere is endemic to capitalism.

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When capitalism can’t

Today, there are hundreds of millions of people around the world who are and remain permanently in the "reserve army of the unemployed."

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Lying about austerity serves "special interests"

Ideas and ideologies are rarely if ever free from class interests. If there ever were a controversy that validated the truth of that, the continuing "debate" over austerity fills the bill.

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Letter from the heartland: Fried in capitalism's frying pan

At the Liars' Table you need thick skin and working-class sensibilities that the collective good and the common weal will overcome.

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How to tax the rich and audit them too!

Auditors generally do a decent job identifying how much wealthy taxpayers are trying to shortchange Uncle Sam. But they're only examining a fraction of the returns the wealthy file.

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How was it growing up under communism?

Perhaps the best thing of all was the overriding sense of camaraderie. People trusted one another, and what we had we shared.

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Literature in crisis

The USSR was one of the most literate societies, and it was this focus on education that allowed the Soviets to delve into the works of Tolstoy and Pushkin.

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Is full employment possible under capitalism?

By last count, approximately 12 million Americans were officially unemployed. Of those, 4.7 million have been jobless for 27 weeks or longer.

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Global capitalism: The gift that keeps on taking

What should we be teaching people, most especially the youth about the holiday season?

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