All Views Articles for 2016-12-05

Monday, December 5, 2016
Bill Scher
Ben Carson’s Opposition To Obama’s Desegregation Plan Is Incoherent
The announcement that Ben Carson has been tapped to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development has come with reminders that Carson opposes President Barack Obama’s new rules intended to...
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Paul Buchheit
What the Robots Are Doing to the Middle Class
The simplistic response to the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on employment is that we've experienced this before, during the Industrial Revolution and beyond, and that the "market" will...
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Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
The Numbers That Tell the Story of This Standing Rock Victory
The Army Corps announced Sunday that the Dakota Access pipeline will be rerouted. Here are the numbers that show what lies ahead.
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Richard Eskow
How Trump's Grift Gave Government to the 0.01 Percent
Trump was always a Trojan horse for the 0.01 percent. And now he’s forming a government of, by, and for the very elites he campaigned against.
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Dean Baker
How to Gain Support for Trade: Stop Rigging It to Redistribute Upward
The NYT had an article presenting the comments of several people genuflecting over the lack of public support for current trade policy (wrongly referred to as "free trade"). The obvious reason for...
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"Will Obama act on any of these nine recommendations?" asks Chatterjee. "Or will he simply hand over the vast, increasingly secretive national security state that he helped build to a man whom he once declared to be 'unfit' not just for the presidency but even for a job at a retail store." Pratap Chatterjee
Publish, Punish, and Pardon
Nine Things Obama Could Do Before Leaving Office to Reveal the Nature of the National Security State
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Michela Zonta, Sarah Edelman
6 Reasons Why HUD Deserves a Leader Who Is Actually Qualified for the Job
Earlier this month, when rumors of erstwhile presidential candidate Ben Carson’s role in a future Trump administration started flying, Carson made it clear that he wasn’t interested in an agency...
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Norman Solomon
Media Complicity Is Key to Blacklisting Websites
We still don’t have any sort of apology or retraction from the Washington Post for promoting “The List” -- the highly dangerous blacklist that got a huge boost from the newspaper’s fawning coverage...
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Vandana Shiva
People's Economies vs Corporate Control: First Commodification, Then Financialization, Now Demonetization
Ever since the Corporate Form was "invented" - in its earliest avatar as the collective East India Companies - those who have ruled via corporation have found innovative "means" new to extract wealth...
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