Opinion

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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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"The Country of the (Growing) Blind"

Today, all of us can be ordinary citizens, using the singular eye of smartphones, blogs, and shares, to expand everyone's vision.

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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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Honey Butter Fried Chicken and redistribution of wealth

While the capitalist class might be digging their own graves, the rest of us need to worry that they will be digging our graves too.

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Low prices or livable wages? Let's discuss

My brother read my recent article on income inequality and asked me a question that I think is more generally at play in the debate: "Won't the costs of increasing the minimum wage simply be passed on to consumers?"

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Asking wrong questions about Ebola (and other things)

Slamming the door against the main victims of imperialist exploitation is impossible; microbes know no borders.

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Economic spin doctors

It's easy to feel you are being pressured against your instinct to accept a miserable marriage when listening to many economics pundits trying to be "upbeat" about the economy.

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Ray Rice and his enablers: why men must speak out

Think about it: before Goodell as well as Ravens coach Jim Harbaugh and Ravens officials saw this new tape, what did they think had transpired on that elevator?

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Norman Hodgett, 82: Fighter for peace, economic justice, and equality

Activists are mourning the loss of Norman Hodgett, who died in New York August 9. He leaves behind his beloved Kathy Rutkowsky and countless friends and comrades.

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For Native rights, equality and voice in labor movement: Council FIRE

Native Americans deserve a chance at the American Dream. If any group of people is left behind, then we all lose.

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