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Swedish Riots: ”The Underclass Has Reacted”
The Swedish riots appear to have ended, but while most of the media fumbles about to understand what happened, the answers arguably seem to have been provided 12 March, over two months before the unrest began. At that time I interviewed Paul Lappalainen, a senior Swedish civil servant who had run...
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The United States Already Has Cuddly Capitalism (The Wrong Kind)
Thomas Edsall devoted his blogpost yesterday to a paper by Daron Acemoglu claiming that the United States can't follow a path like Sweden and have "cuddly capitalism." By this Acemoglu is referring to a welfare state that protects most people from the risks in a market economy. However what Edsall...
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President Obama Uses a Sledgehammer Against Dissent
From Jeremy Hammond to Bradley Manning and the AP, Obama's 'assault on journalism' is a threat to our democracy
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Julian Assange: UK Spy Messages Suggest He is Being Framed
'I am fine, I am doing the work of my life'
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Canada Vows Plunder in the Arctic
Arctic states convene in Sweden to "promote cooperation" in the exploitation of the polar region
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As Arctic Council Gathers, We Must Push for Ocean Conservation
Just two decades ago, most of the Arctic Ocean was covered in ice all year long. But climate change has caused the Arctic to heat up twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and the region is rapidly losing its natural protective layer of ice. Oil, gas, fishing and shipping interests are targeting...
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France Becomes Fourteenth Country to Legalize Gay Marriage
Vote follows recent gay marriage laws in New Zealand and Uruguay
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Majority in the US: Redistribute Wealth, Enact 'Robin Hood Tax'
New Gallup poll finds strong support for ending inequality plaguing the nation
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"Institutionalist" Panel Confirms US "Indisputably" Engaged in Torture Post-9/11
Report: Never before had there been such discussions "directly involving a president and his top advisers on the wisdom, propriety and legality of inflicting pain and torment on detainees in our custody.”
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People of Cyprus: Follow the Vikings!
When the banks of the Sweden, Norway and Iceland went out of control, the people refused to bail them out, and the economies of all three countries were the better for it. Instead of allowing themselves to be bullied by international investors represented by the IMF and the European Union, the...
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