21 May 2018

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What is 'surplus value' in Economics

This refers to the financial profits that a capitalist earns by underpaying his workers. The idea of surplus value was proposed by German philosopher   [ continue reading...]

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What’s in an election?

The significance of democracy does not lie just in the act of voting somebody to power, but in the way that power is exercised by those elected   [ continue reading...]

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Steven Pinker’s ideas are fatally flawed. These eight graphs show why.

It’s time to reclaim the mantle of “Progress” for progressives. Steven Pinker...   [ continue reading...]

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Miles to go for the new bankruptcy code

The new bankruptcy code yields its first success, but many wrinkles remain   [ continue reading...]

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World Cup No Time to Obscure Plight of Syrians

This is no time to obscure the plight of Syrians. World leaders should abstain from attending the opening ceremony of the World Cup...   [ continue reading...]

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Compared to Rest of World Americans Are Prudish, Delusional and Selfish Religious Nuts: Study

In America, say all the hateful stuff you want and invoke the First Amendment while you're at it. If you can’t be legally implicated for inciting violen...   [ continue reading...]

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'Iraq War Playbook' Returns as Pompeo Replaces Diplomacy With Threat to 'Crush' Iran

Jake Johnson, staff writerIn a speech at the right-wing Heritage Foundation on Monday that critics said should put to rest all lingering illusions that the Trum...   [ continue reading...]

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A Jobless Economy

Despite the legitimate concerns surrounding a guaranteed income, there is at least one self-evident ethical reason a guaranteed, non-labor income of n...   [ continue reading...]

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Taller than the trees

Japan’s elderly population is surging, and its birthrate is one of the lowest in the world. Concurrently, more women than ever are entering the workforce,...   [ continue reading...]

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On the great Asian highway

India and China must forge an understanding to cooperate on regional connectivity projects   [ continue reading...]

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Here's Why So Many Right Wingers Think of Themselves as Victims

Hollywood is out to get them. The media is out to get them. And any American who doesn’t see things their way are part of the problem. There&rsquo...   [ continue reading...]

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"Three Challenges In Contemporary Populism Research" by Yannis Stavrakakis

Today populism seems to be firmly back on the agenda. A series of recent events have shocked and scandalised our global public spheres, causing concern for the...   [ continue reading...]

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Scourging Yemen

On May 10, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia informed the UN Security Council and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that Saudi Air Defenses intercepted two Houthi...   [ continue reading...]

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"Evil Is Fine Now": Google Ditches "Don't Be Evil" in Company Code of Conduct

Jessica Corbett, staff writerIs Google finally embracing its evil side? The company has reportedly stripped from its employee code of conduct a section outlinin...   [ continue reading...]

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How Ambivalent Trump Voters Feel About Him Now

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast A supporter of President Donald Trump raises his fist during a Republican campaign rally in Elkhart, Indiana. Conve...   [ continue reading...]

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The U.S. Considered Declaring Russia a State Sponsor of Terror, Then Dropped It

by Sebastian Rotella The attempt to kill a former Russian spy in England bore an ominous signat...   [ continue reading...]

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Stateless, and at risk of the weather

Abu Siddique will be counted twice in this year's refugee statistics. He'll be counted once for fleeing Myanmar across the border to Bangladesh. And a second ti...   [ continue reading...]

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California Has Seven of the Ten Steepest Streets in America

From the LA Times this morning: Baxter Street in Echo Park, one of the steepest roads in Los Angeles, is about to get a makeover….The narrow road has a 3...   [ continue reading...]

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Atlanta Dreaming

The genius of Donald Glover’s Atlanta is to show the surreality of black life in America, without ever pandering to an audience.   [ continue reading...]

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"From Neoliberal Ruins To Recovery: Iceland Is Real Poster-Boy" by Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson

At a Nordic-Baltic Development Forum meeting, held in Riga some years ago, there arose a lively controversy on the relative merits of the Swedish (Nordic) model...   [ continue reading...]

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