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How Germany and the U.K. Benefited From Greece and Spain’s Brain Drain

As Greece tries to come to an “honorable agreement” with austerity-loving eurozone finance ministers, let’s not forget who stood to gain the most from the financial crises in southern Europe.

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Student Debt Is Seriously Hurting Grads’ Mental and Physical Health

A new study reveals what those of us carrying large loads of student debt probably already knew: Those college loan payments aren’t hurting just your bank account.

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Laurie Penny’s Funny, Sexy, Feminist Reinvention of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

The feminist, socialist, hilarious writer, who also goes by the name Penny Red, has this smart and comic reading of the “Fifty Shades” brouhaha.

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Greece’s Economy Looks Like Germany’s After World War I

“Austerity”—the redirection of funds away from government and public services and toward a country’s creditors—“has devastated Greece just about as much as defeat in total war devastated imperial Germany,” economist Paul Krugman writes in The New York Times.

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Were Roman Slave Owners the First Management Theorists?

“Managing others always involves finding solutions to the age-old problems of assessing people from limited information, then incentivising, disciplining and rewarding them, to finally being rid of them,” Jerry Toner, author of “The Roman Guide to Slave Management,” writes in a piece for Aeon magazine.

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Boehner Ready to Let Homeland Security Funding Bill Pass Its Expiration Date

Who’s ready for another government shutdown threat? House Speaker John Boehner, for one.

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Suspect in Copenhagen Killings Is Shot to Death (Video)

Danish police killed a suspect in two shootings that occurred Saturday, one of them at a free-speech debate organized by the cartoonist Lars Vilks, who had depicted the prophet Muhammad as a dog.

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Gunmen Kill One at Blasphemy Debate in Copenhagen

One man is dead and three police officers are injured after assailants opened fire on a cafe in Copenhagen where a Swedish artist who faced death threats for caricaturing the prophet Muhammad was attending a debate on Islam and free speech, The Guardian reports.

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NYT Criticizes Syriza Finance Minister, Gets It Wrong

The New York Times fell on its face when it suggested that Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (pictured here) did not understand the basic debt dynamics of his country, writes Andy Robinson at Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting.

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How Did Wall Street Enemy No. 1 Get a Banker to Applaud? (Video)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s passionate speeches can win over almost anyone—including bankers, it seems.

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