All Articles on Capitalism

Business-minded conservatives are trying to make it harder for these most vulnerable of Americans to survive. (Photo: Pinterest/Screenshot) Views
The Capitalist Manifesto: Let Poor People Die
The root of the problem is the condemnation of anything 'social' as un-American, which has helped modern-day capitalists to justify their belief in individual gain by any means
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Without adequate regulation, there’s no world in which bankers voluntarily refrain from taking reckless bets again and again, until we’re right back where we were 10 years ago. (Photo: Justin Lane/epa-EFE) Views
Remember the Lehman Brothers Crisis. We Need Wall Street Rules, Not Trump's Deregulation
Wall Street firms reward people for risky behavior. I know because I was there. We need rules, not the deregulation pushed by Trump and Republicans
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Tax is also an essential safety valve which allows democratic governments to curb the power of unelected corporate leviathans – some of which now boast a net worth higher than the GDP of some G20 economies. (Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images) Views
Ten Years After the Crash, Tax Competition Threatens the Global Economy and Democracy
While the pace of regulatory repeal may have slowed, a parallel race to the bottom – in corporate tax – has accelerated. And its consequences threaten to be just as long‑lived as the fallout from the financial crisis
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When Selling Out Is Not a Sacrifice
Those who endorse the likes of such corporations stand complicit in their evildoings.
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These corporations, which make fabulous profits, suffocate those who work the land. (Photo: 2006 IDEI, Courtesy of Photoshare) Views
Hunger: A Warning
Hunger, that constant sound inside the head of the poor, has to be silenced
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We can transform capitalism by encouraging the ‘better angels of our nature.’ (Photo: Flickr/Cogdogblog. CC BY 2.0.) Views
Seven Ways to Build the Solidarity Economy
We can transform capitalism by encouraging the ‘better angels of our nature.’
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Ten Years After the Financial Crash, the Timid Left Should be Full of Regrets
Capitalism’s near-death experience with the banking crisis was a golden opportunity for progressives. But they blew it
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How US Politics Sustains US Capitalism
And why a true transition to socialism requires a wholly different politics
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Billionaires Reach for the Stars While World Suffers
With all due respect to Jeff Bezos and other billionaires who plan to spend billions of dollars of their personal wealth on space travel, hundreds of millions of children who lack access to basic health care and schooling more urgently need help right here on Earth. The world economy is pumping...
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Can Elizabeth Warren's Big New Idea Save Capitalism (and America) From Itself?
This isn’t socialism, but it's an attempt to make the brutal "free market" a little more responsive to the needs and demands of the workers who toil within this flawed economic system
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