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Truth is the first victim of the Company Store's dominance.

My view of the Status Quo as a neocolonial, neofeudal arrangement is succinctly captured by correspondent D.C.'s description of state-corporate capitalism: the Company Store.  In the plantation model (i.e. any economic setting dominated by a primary corporate employer and/or the...
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Hey folks, it’s finals week. Hope you have a good one in the meantime.

International Politics

Overall

- Venezuela announces a deal with the Palestinian Authority to provide both oil and diesel fuel for Palestine

Middle East

- Part four of five with Ali Abunimah on the element of class in Palestine and its effects on life.

- Syrian rebels...

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Following Narendra Modi's landslide victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party in India's national elections, how will the market be affected?...
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Tom Wheeler has put out some misleading statements claiming the FCC was respecting the goals of Net Neutrality while operationally...

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In This Issue.

*  Rupees soar on election results!
*  U.S. data is awful, and no bad weather!
*  Singapore posts strong exports data.
*  What's holding the economy back?

And Now. Today's A Pfennig For Your Thoughts.

A New Leader for India! .

Good Day! . And a Happy Friday to one and all! Brrrr.  the cold air has...

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This post is the final in the Roosevelt Institute's National Women's Health Week series, which will address pressing issues affecting the health and economic security of women and families in the United States. Today, a close look at the state of Georgia, where the legislature is taking active steps against the Affordable Care Act.

Georgia has

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Dear Reader,

Few things are as satisfying, at least to me, as making money off the government.

I suspect that’s because all of my interactions with the government end with me being poorer. Like three weeks ago, when my wife got a $200 ticket for driving a perfectly safe 82 mph on an empty Vermont highway. Or every two weeks, when only 60% of...

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Bernanke's legacy: a deceptive case for a failed policy.

Sophistry: the use of fallacious arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving.  The Federal Reserve's core policy of quantitative easing (QE) is based on a deceptive but appealing argument voiced by former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke.

Longtime correspondent Harun I. explains the...
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WHAT ARE TAXES FOR? THE MMT APPROACH

By L. Randall Wray

This is part of a series, following on from the last instalment that asked “Do We Need Taxes?”.

Previously we have argued that “taxes drive money” in the sense that imposition of a tax that is payable in the national government’s own currency will create demand for that currency. Sovereign gover...

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This post is the fourth in the Roosevelt Institute's National Women's Health Week series, which will address pressing issues affecting the health and economic security of women and families in the United States. Today's post looks at states that are taking positive, proactive steps on women's access to health care.

It’s National Women’s Health Wee

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