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Breaking the Grip of the Fossil Fuel Economy: If It Can Happen in Appalachia, It Can Happen Anywhere
Coal production is gradually leaving Appalachia—having already extracted much of the region's natural wealth. Local people are figuring out how to build a new economy based on shared vision and community knowledge. If transition can happen here, it can change the debate everywhere.
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NAFTA Advocates Continue to Make Misleading Claims
In an effort to defend NAFTA and promote similar agreements, the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) – Washington’s most influential think tank on international economic policy – had a full day of events Tuesday. The program highlighted one of their recent publications [pdf] ,...
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Austerity Economics Is Walking US Prosperity Off a Cliff
Study calls continued spending cuts a 'misguided attempt to solve a short-term debt crisis that simply does not exist'
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Why Big Business Loves Desperate Workers
And how a strong social safety net can make us all more free
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The Curse of 'American Exceptionalism'
Conservatives – and too often, what passes for liberals here in the USA – have been using the notion of 'American exceptionalism' to justify a wide range of criminal and near criminal activity. We’re exceptional, alright, but not in the way we think. Here’s 8 ways we’re exceptional – exceptionally...
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New Models Rise to Meet Demand of Local Food Movement
'Food Hubs' expanding availability of farm-fresh goods
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Capitalism's Deeper Problem
Recent press reports refer to troubling price increases for such assets as real estate, government bonds, companies targeted for acquisition and artwork. A New York Times front-page headline read “ The Everything Boom, or Maybe the Everything Bubble .” Western Europe, North America and Japan are...
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The Rising Global Movement That Calls for #noTTIP
Campaigners and activists are working hard to expose this trade agreement for what it is––a massive transfer of power to transnational corporations.
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Brazil, Defeat and the High Cost of Hosting FIFA’s World Cup
Rio de Janeiro. While smoking his tobacco pipe in front of his small cinder block home toward the top of his native Vidigal, a sprawling favela overlooking some of Rio de Janeiro’s most luxurious neighborhoods, Jamil Jorge offered his thoughts on Brazil hosting the World Cup in the midst of the...
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Citigroup: The Original Gangsta
Barack Obama’s Justice Department on Monday announced that Citigroup would pay $7 billion in fines, a move that will avoid a humiliating trial dealing with the seamy financial products the bank had marketed to an unsuspecting public, causing vast damage to the economy. Citigroup is the too-big-to-...
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