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The Depression: If Only Things Were That Good

An older article, but a really good look at the problems with our economy 3 years later. By comparing the Great Recession to the Great Depression the author lets us see some of the deeper problems we are facing. 490 more words

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NYTimes: The Fix Isn’t In

NobodyisFlyingthePlane because we allow our political leaders to dupe us and get away with it.

Republicans would mobilize voters with social issues, but invariably turn postelection to serving the interests of corporations and the 1 percent.

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Americans Think We Have the World’s Best Colleges. We Don’t.

Good point. Why would we think our university system is so much better than our K-12 systems? The extremely average output of those systems include the students who go through the US university system. 101 more words

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The Lunacy of Employer Sponsored Healthcare, Pt. 2

This article has  a great about what is wrong with employer sponsored healthcare.

Imagine yourself in a bar where a pickpocket takes money out of your wallet and with it buys you a glass of chardonnay.

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NYTimes: Parasites, Killing Their Host

An article about whats wrong with our food system.

unless you’re radically different from most of us, much of what you eat comes from corporations that process, market, deliver and sell “food,” a majority of which is processed beyond recognition.

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The Lunacy of Employer Sponsored Healthcare

Why do we insist on thinking that employers should have anything to do with healthcare?

“The notion that five older men will say that some business can dictate health choices to their employees is…”

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NYTimes: Why We’re All Crony Capitalists, Like It or Not

An interesting clarification of just how much welfare US taxpayers give to businesses.

Its also shows just how impossible it is for a free market to meet the needs of either corporations or citizens. 15 more words

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