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War: Is it Getting More Hellish, or Less?
NEW YORK - War is hell, it's long been said. But just how hellish it can be is a more difficult question, judging from disputes among researchers at several highly respected international peace institutes. They cannot agree on whether war is becoming more or less deadly - or even on how to count...
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Poll: World Has Little Confidence in Leaders' Economic Measures
WASHINGTON - As President Barack Obama and other world leaders meet in Italy, a global survey released Thursday reflects wide concern that governments won't meet their budgets in this economic climate - and a universal preference to respond by cutting services rather than raising taxes. What kinds...
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Fears for the World's Poor Countries as the Rich Grab Land to Grow Food
• UN sounds warning after 30m hectares bought up • G8 leaders to discuss 'neo-colonialism'
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A Case For Economic Democracy
Rather than continuing to pay off the very people who created this financial crisis, it's time to bite the bullet and start building an economic democracy featuring public banks and mutual funded holding companies
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World's Happiest Countries? Social Democracies
A new report released by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) shows that happiness levels are highest in northern European countries. Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands rated at the top of the list, ranking first, second and third, respectively. The US? As expected,...
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The Second Scramble for Africa Starts
BERLIN - Sub-Saharan African countries have of late become the target of a new form of investment that is strongly reminiscent of colonialism: investors from both industrialised and emerging economies buy or lease large tracts of farm land across the continent, either to guarantee their own food...
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The Crisis That Could Bring Down Obama
Goldman Sachs reports better-than-expected profits this quarter. Wells Fargo cleared record profits last week . The President, understandably, points to signs of hope and encourages Americans to be optimistic about the economy. But when do we move from healthy confidence to a confidence game? The...
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From Now on, Equality Needs to Be Our Organizing Principle
In the smoking rubble of market fundamentalism, we are all being forced to rethink the principles that order our societies - and one small, shining idea is rising from the wreckage. It is the idea of human equality. The need for us to return to this, our best and most basic instinct, is spelled out...
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The Killing Fields of Inequality
There are at least three quite different kinds of inequality, and they are all destructive of human lives and of human societies. The first is inequality of health and death, what might be called vital inequality. Here, hard evidence is accumulating that health and longevity are distributed with a...
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Let's Shake Off the Shackles of Free Trade
The G20 leaders must be flexible - a little protectionism could give nations vital breathing space
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