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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'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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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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Supreme Court Rules for Businesses Over Workers

In a 5-4 decision, the court says employers can prohibit workers from banding together to dispute their pay and conditions in the workplace.   [ 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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Why Are So Many Democrats Afraid of Impeachment?

John Nichols Party leaders need to make clear that impeachment is always valid when there is evidence of presidential wrongdoing, cover-ups, and corruption of...   [ continue reading...]

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The classroom as the instructor’s castle

The autonomy of the teacher has been cramped, and it reflects in the state of higher education   [ 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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Delphic priestesses were the world’s first political risk consultants

In 480 BCE, the citizens of Athens were in more trouble than it is possible for our modern minds to fathom. Xerxes, the seemingly omnipotent son of Darius the G...   [ 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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Victory amid violence: on West Bengal panchayat elections

Trinamool Congress’s sweep in the West Bengal panchayat polls comes at a high cost   [ continue reading...]

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72% of Democrats Say Opposing Trump Isn't Enough, Want Congressional Candidates to Push Progressive Agenda

Jessica Corbett, staff writerAmid congressional primary races and ahead of the November 6 election, a new poll found that 72 percent of Democrats and Independen...   [ continue reading...]

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As Trump-North Korea Talks Falter, South Korea Says 'Landmine' John Bolton to Blame

Jake Johnson, staff writerCharacterizing U.S. national security adviser John Bolton as a human "landmine," a South Korean has lawmaker reportedly joined others...   [ 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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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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Forget “Earth-Like”—We’ll First Find Aliens on Eyeball Planets - Facts So Romantic

Artist’s conception of a hot Eyeball planet. The permanent day side is sun-baked and dry. The permanent night side is covered with ice. In between lies a...   [ 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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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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Chase Says It’s Fighting Climate Change. So Why Is It Financing the Fossil Fuel Industry?

JPMorgan Chase (“Chase”) talks a big game on climate change. The Wall Street bank has committed to becoming entirely reliant on renewable energ...   [ continue reading...]

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