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Monday, July 15, 2013
Dean Baker
Stiglitz Explains How Patent Protection Both Slows Growth and Increases Inequality
Very nice column from one of my favorite Nobel prize winning economists. Stiglitz explains some of the ways in which patent protection impedes growth and increases inequality.
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Shamus Cooke
What's Next For the Egyptian Revolution?
Egyptians are making history at a frantic pace. After the largest protests in Egypt's history initiated the downfall of the first Muslim Brotherhood government, a military-led massacre of Muslim...
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Greg Kaufmann
Confronting Congressional Hunger Games
The congressional hunger games began when Senate Democrats voted to cut $4.1 billion from food stamps, or SNAP. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow said it was a matter of slicing...
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Sam Pizzigati
Why Do Americans Live Lives So Short?
Let’s talk life expectancy. The stats first. They tell a clear story: Americans now live shorter lives than men and women in most of the rest of the developed world. And that gap is growing.
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Richard Eskow
It’s College Students vs. the Corporate Machine – and the Machine’s Winning
Once this nation saw higher education as a citadel of learning, growth, and opportunity. Now student debt is being used as a cash cow to subsidize corporate tax breaks, while universities become...
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Nadine Bloch
Toshi the Organizer
Toshi Seeger, wife of folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, is gone. With her passing on July 9 has come a flurry of public accolades long overdue. Count me as part of that chorus, as we now feel...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Crux of the NSA Story in One Phrase: 'Collect It All'
The Washington Post this morning has a long profile of Gen.
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Chris Hedges
Locking Out the Voices of Dissent
NEW YORK—The security and surveillance state, after crushing the Occupy movement and eradicating its encampments, has mounted a relentless and largely clandestine campaign to deny public space to any...
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Alfred W. McCoy
Surveillance Blowback: The Making of the U.S. Surveillance State, 1898-2020
The American surveillance state is now an omnipresent reality, but its deep history is little known and its future little grasped. Edward Snowden’s leaked documents reveal that, in a post-9/11 state...
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