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Shit Can Happen – Especially When It Has Help

Comment is free Technology didn’t kill middle class jobs, public policy did The story is that innovation rapidly reduced the need for factory workers and other skilled labor. The data just doesn’t support it Dean Baker theguardian.com, Monday 25 November … Continue reading

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People Before Profit? Not Where I Live

“We Americans live in a nation where the medical-care system is second to none in the world, unless you count maybe 25 or 30 little scuzzball countries like Scotland that we could vaporize in seconds if we felt like it.” … Continue reading

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Calling Names

“How would you describe the difference between modern war and modern industry — between, say, bombing and strip mining, or between chemical warfare and chemical manufacturing? The difference seems to be only that in war the victimization of humans is … Continue reading

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Grand Theft American Style

This is a rather sketchy article (I may need to check out Packer’s book for more details), but it does remind us that the way things are has not always existed, not entirely. And that our current problems were not … Continue reading

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Those Jolly Bankers

Crooks and Liars Friday May 11, 2012 06:43 pm Sen. Bernie Sanders: Break Up the Big Banks By Heather After the news that JP Morgan Chase lost $2 billion on high-risk credit derivatives this week, as usual, Sen. Bernie Sanders … Continue reading

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