Views for 2011-05-07

Saturday, May 7, 2011
Robert E. Prasch
Supply-Side Economics in Fact and Fancy
Supply-side economics is a hearty perennial, one that closely follows the election cycle. Every four years ambitious Republican politicians (and not a few ‘centrist’ Democrats) rediscover that the...
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Michelle Chen
Watchdogs Probe Labor Abuses in China's Tech Industry
Never underestimate the power of a good public shaming. Western electronics firms were mortified in 2010 by reports of gruesome suicides of young workers in China, employed by the multinational tech...
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Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to Osama bin Laden’s Death
It’s increasingly clear that the operation was a planned assassination, multiply violating elementary norms of international law. There appears to have been no attempt to apprehend the unarmed victim...
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Brent Blackwelder
Obama Should Back Off Risky Nuclear Loan Guarantees
Well before the catastrophe at Fukushima began unfolding, a familiar word was heard in discussions about plans to build a new generation of reactors in this country. That word: risk. With President...
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Stephen L. Goldstein
"Shock Doctrine" Economics Ruining America
WARNING: Reading Naomi Klein's " Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism " will disturb your sleep and haunt your waking hours. If you're a real American, it will make you want to scream —...
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Glenn Greenwald
U.S. Tries to Assassinate US Citizen Anwar al-Awlaki
That Barack Obama has continued the essence of the Bush/Cheney Terrorism architecture was once a provocative proposition but is now so self-evident that few dispute it ( watch here as arch-...
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Michael R. Miller
Eichmann and bin Laden
Moshe Landau, presiding judge at the 1962 trial of Adolf Eichmann, died on Sunday May 1, just in time to roll over in his grave. Judge Landau sentenced Eichmann to death for crimes against humanity...
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Robert Naiman
After OBL: McGovern/Jones Push for Real Withdrawal Plan
Following the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the floodgates opened in Washington this week for reconsideration of U.S. plans to continue the open-ended war in Afghanistan.
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Ralph Nader
Billionaires Against Bull, Going from Charity to Justice
On the evening of May 4, a day before he was to join dozens of billionaires convened by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates in Phoenix, Arizona to discuss how they might spend over half their wealth for “...
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