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The US Middle Class is Shrinking and Moving Towards a “Dual Economy”

MIT Economist Peter Temin, the author of “The Vanishing Middle Class,” explains how the US is moving towards two economies, one for the lower 80% and one for the upper 20% By Gregory Wilpert and Peter Temin Source: Real News … Continue reading

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Wasted lives: The worldwide tragedy of youth suicide

Principles of goodness together with the golden seed of social justice – sharing – need to be the guiding ideals of a radically redesigned socio-economic paradigm. By Graham Peebles Source: Nation of Change The pressures of modern life are colossal; for … Continue reading

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Putting an End to the Rent Economy

By Michael Hudson and Vlado Plaga Source: Unz Review Interview with Vlado Plaga in the German magazine FAIRCONOMY, September 2017. Originally, you didn’t want to become an economist. How did it come that you changed your plans and digged so … Continue reading

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To Liberate Cambodia

By Robert J. Burrowes A long-standing French protectorate briefly occupied by Japan during World War II, Cambodia became independent in 1953 as the French finally withdrew from Indochina. Under the leadership of Prince Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodia remained officially neutral, including … Continue reading

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The Public Are All Alone: Understanding How the Enemy of Your Enemy Is Not Your Friend

By Eric Zuesse Source: Strategic Culture Foundation In political matters, the public are taught to believe that some political Party is ‘good’, and that the others are “bad”; but the reality in recent times, at least in the United States, … Continue reading

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What You May Not Know About Today’s Economic War

By Phil Butler Source: New Eastern Outlook Many people believe the world is spiraling in a downward freefall toward Armageddon. At the same time billions on Earth feel the sting of crippling poverty, sanctions, and austerity imposed by the elites … Continue reading

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James C. Scott’s Against the Grain

By chilke Source: The HipCrime Vocab During my long discursion on the history of money, the academic James C. Scott published an important book called Against the Grain: A Deep History of the First States. Regular readers will know that this has … Continue reading

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Boobs on Credit

By Jim Quinn Source: The Burning Platform Do you ever hear something so startlingly mind numbingly ridiculous you realize it must be a sign things have gotten so fucked up something has got to give? As I was driving to … Continue reading

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