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John Buell

John Buell

John Buell has a PhD in political science, taught for 10 years at College of the Atlantic, and was an Associate Editor of The Progressive for ten years. He lives in Southwest Harbor, Maine and writes on labor and environmental issues. His most recent book, published by Palgrave in August 2011, is "Politics, Religion, and Culture in an Anxious Age." 

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Unless We Take Urgent Action, Covid-19 Won't Be the Last Virus That Jumps From Animals to Humans

Although Trump may enjoy and thinks he profits from rhetorical trashing of China the hands of western U.S. corporate agriculture and global capitalism are all over the many pandemics and likely to be many more.

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Amid Pandemic and BLM Protests, Why Minimum Wage Must be Defended and Expanded

Decades of research have shown that businesses are generally able to absorb higher minimum wages without any meaningful negative impact on jobs.

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Is Mitch McConnell Blocking State Aid to Enrich Vulture Funds and Bolster Corporate Control of the Economy?

Without further assistance from the Federal government, all states will be obliged to make draconian cuts in their budgets. 

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The Trump Depression Could Be Worse Than the Great Depression

Avoiding a dystopian future requires as a first step repairing the elements of fragility in our political economy.

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Ventilators: Even Equal Access Leaves Vital Questions

Covid-19 is dangerous enough—we must not let our fear of this virus strip us of our abilities to ask crucial questions, even in these very unnerving times.

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Corporate Media Ignores How Privatization of US Hospitals Explains Lack of Beds, Ventilators

The politics of healthcare and Covid19 provide ample reasons for anger—toward corporate healthcare and the corporate media so oblivious to their exploitation.

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Why Americans Should Stop Talking About 'China Flu' and Learn From China

China and South Korea have shown that "testing early, often, and widely makes all the difference."

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Disaster Capitalism and the Real Culprit in the Italian Covid-19 Catastrophe

Klein showed how corporate elites worldwide have repeatedly and brutally used "the public’s disorientation following a collective shock—wars, coups, terrorist attacks, market crashes or natural disasters—to push through radical pro-corporate measures."

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