All Views Articles for 2018-08-08

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
"The great majority of victims in the war in Iraq have been civilians." (Photo: Shutterstock) Edward Hunt
Visions of War and Wealth in the Middle East
U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan is part of a long-term strategy to gain regional influence and access to resources
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'Whatever occupation they work in, black women are typically paid less than white men in the same occupations." (Photo: @AAUW/Twitter) Amy Traub
Social Exclusion and Black Women’s Pay
Exclusion from “good” jobs shows up not only in lower pay for black women, but also in black workers’ reduced access to critical employment-based benefits like health care and retirement plans
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"Now, at a moment of crisis and high political tension, the public seems unable to grasp the gravity of allowing the government or anyone else to use that power." (Valentin Wolf/imageBROKER/REX Shutterstock, Ilana Panich-Linsman/The New York Times/Redux)  Matt Taibbi
Beware the Slippery Slope of Facebook Censorship
The social network is too big and broken to properly function, and these “fixes” will only create more problems
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"The idea that all humanity is equally and collectively responsible for climate change – or any other environmental or social problem – is extremely weak." (Photo: Pixabay/CC0) Alex Randall
Neoliberalism Drives Climate Breakdown, Not Human Nature
Attempts by the New York Times to blame humanity as a whole for climate change let the real culprits off the hook
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"While large-scale solar has grown here, the national marketplace is moving toward solar-with-storage at homes, businesses and parking areas." (Photo: Becker1999/Flickr/cc) Jim Warren
Solar With Storage Surges as Gas Falls
All the economics and technology are available to rapidly replace coal and “natural” gas, save billions and create thousands of jobs across rural and urban North Carolina
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John Feffer
The Case for Imposing Sanctions on Donald Trump and His US-Based Business Empire
It's time for Americans to get a taste of their own medicine. The world should blacklist Trump, his associates, and his businesses.
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Ann Mari May and Mary McGarvey are co-authors of a new study examining gender gaps among European economists.(Photo: Craig Chandler/University Communication)  Lucy Goodchild van Hilten
Why We Need More Women Involved in Creating Environmental Policy
A new study shows female economists are more likely to support environmental policies than their male counterparts
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"These monopolies are not merely un-American, they're virulently anti-American, suppressing our fundamental values of fairness and opportunity for all." (Photo: Getty) Jim Hightower
Monopoly or Democracy?
Generation after generation of moneyed elites have persisted in trying to take wealth and power from the workaday majority and concentrate both of those things in their wealthy hands to establish a de facto American aristocracy
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(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Greg Coleridge
Confirming Kavanaugh Is Not Affirming Democracy
Based on Kavanaugh’s own past decisions, of affirming, and likely expanding, constitutional rights of corporations at the expense of human rights, and limiting our ability to protect our ecosystem from further plunder and outright collapse
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