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How Costa Rica Gets It Right

Joseph E. Stiglitz Project Syndicate
How has a country of under five million become a world leader in democratic, sustainable, and inclusive economic growth? The answer lies in its people's belief in focusing on the welfare of all citizens.

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The Monopolization of America. Hidden Meanings Behind Childish Gambino's 'This Is America.' Rudy Giuliani's Confessions. Why Hawaii Volcano Is a Unique Disaster. A Woman's Fury Holds Lifetimes of Wisdom.

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The Monopolization of America

Robert Reich takes a take an in-depth look at antitrust laws in the United States and explains how corporate giants have come to dominate the American economy and politics.

What’s Been Stopping the Left?

Dani Rodrik Project Syndicate
If progressive political parties had pursued a bolder agenda in the face of widening inequality and deepening economic anxiety, perhaps the rise of right-wing, nativist political movements might have been averted. So why didn't they?

Kept Out

Aaron Glantz and Emmanuel Martinez Revel -- from the Center for Investigative Reporting
For people of color, banks are shutting the door to homeownership.

There’s No ‘Red Scare.’ So What Is Right-Wing Violence About?

Michele Prospero Il Manifesto
The radical right is useful for the mainstream right to cover over the accumulation of wealth that would be difficult to defend, and to channel the resentment of the precarious classes who are rights-deprived against the “others,” against “alien cultures” invading “the homeland.”
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