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America's Rigged Economy in Two Minutes

Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics, explains why the American economy is rigged, and what that means for future generations.

Tidbits - Sept. 13, 2018 - Reader Comments, Kavanaugh Lied, Anonymous Op-Ed; How Would a Socialist America Look?; Chile Coup; Maria Hit Puerto Rico One Year Ago; Announcements - New York, Chicago, Medical Trip to Cuba; and more...

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Reader Comments, Kavanaugh Lied, Anonymous Op-Ed; How Would a Socialist America Look?; Chile 1973 Coup; Maria Hit Puerto Rico One Year Ago, Trump Says Response was Fabulous; Announcements - New York, Chicago, Medical Trip to Cuba; and more....

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On Economic Madness

Luke Pretz Against the Current
David Harvey's book both distills Marx's Capital and makes the text relevant in understanding today's contagion of neoliberal globalization.

Tidbits - July 26, 2018 - Reader Comments: Young Voters, New Voters; Obama Nelson Mandela Speech; Uranium Danger, Tar Sands Explosion; Julian Assange; Immigrants, Deportations; Kavanaugh; Israel's Jewish 'Nation State' Law; Cuban Revolution; and more...

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Reader Comments: Young Voters, New Voters; Barack Obama Nelson Mandela Speech; Uranium Danger, Tar Sands Explosion in West Virginia; Julian Assange; Immigrant Hunger Strikes; Kavanaugh; Israel's Jewish 'Nation State' Law; Cuban Revolution; and more..

What Is the Tragedy of the Commons?

What happens when individuals each seek to exploit a shared resource without rules that protect the common good? Another story of markets being irrational. 

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