Capitalism

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a mass in Asuncion, Paraguay on July 12. (Photo: Natacha Pisarenko / AP)
The latest call for a youth uprising against global capitalism came not from grassroots groups, but from the leader of the Catholic Church, who on Sunday gave a rousing speech during which he told a crowd of young people in Paraguay that it is their time to "make a mess." The address marked the end of Pope Francis' week-long pilgrimage to Latin...
Jon Queally, staff writer
In a far-reaching speech in Bolivia on Thursday, Pope Francis offered his...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Though outnumbered by police by approximately two-to-one, thousands of people...

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In the name of a sometimes questionable transparency - if you don't like something but can't do much about it, does it help to know about it? - the Defense Department publishes daily reports on the contracts they've awarded. On Jan. 14, it authorized spending over $800 million on military equipment and services. That was down to just under $300 million the next day, when the House passed a massive budget bill that includes $572 billion for defense - down from what was requested, but still...