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States of Emergency: The Object of American Studies

States of Emergency: The Object of American Studies

By Russ Castronovo (Editor), Susan Gillman (Editor)

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Stephen Colbert: ‘Poor Doors’ Latest in Trend to Help ‘Haves’ Not Have to See the ‘Have-Nots’

The “Colbert Report’s” super-wealthy host explains why a New York building with a “poor door” for its less well-off residents makes total sense.

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The Rise of the Nonworking Rich

The real nonworkers are the wealthy who inherit their fortunes. And their ranks are growing.

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Student Debt: Blame Lawmakers, Tax-Shirking Rich, War on Drugs, Not Universities

Why is tuition so high in state universities that The New York Times is wondering whether families will go on being able to afford it?

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Big Party Donors Make Congress the Marketplace of Ideas

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Gourmet

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SCOTUS Decision

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Supreme Court Decision

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United States of John Roberts

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Free Speech

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Voter Suppression

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Beaten

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Wizards of Ooze

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Supreme Court: McCutcheon v. FEC

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Money Equals Speech

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Donors

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Happy Hour

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Money Votes

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Climate Change

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We Should Be Talking About the 1 Percent of the 1 Percent

It’s really the 0.01 percent of Americans who are leaving us all behind; one answer to fighting climate change is vegetarianism; meanwhile, is the beer in Britain spying on you? These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Yikes! Some Crocodiles Can Apparently Climb Trees

According to a group of scientists, some species of the dreaded reptile can be found up trees; several vintage cars were swallowed by a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum; meanwhile, rich people make a large chunk of their money from investments, not wages. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Why Widening Inequality Is Hobbling Equal Opportunity

Is it to be inequality or equal opportunity?

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Obesity Mainly Affects Poor People in Rich Countries, Especially Minority Women

It’s not about not having money, it’s about being penniless while others get richer.

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Don’t Want to Pay Child Support? Get a GOP Rep. to Change the Law After a Hefty Donation

Millionaire Michael Eisenga decided he was tired of giving his ex-wife and three kids $216,000 a year in child support but, unsurprisingly, the judicial system did not sympathize with his plight. So what was a poor rich Republican to do? Have a GOP puppet change the law apparently.

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There’s Not Enough Money

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Bill de Blasio and Mike Bloomberg

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Inequality

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Income Inequality

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Economic Recovery

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Big Taxes Coming to France

France is set to impose a “millionaire tax” on companies that pay salaries in excess of 1 million euros ($1.38 million) a year. Business leaders and soccer clubs are furious, calling the measure anti-business.

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Back Stabbin’ Santa

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GOP Gets Its Scrooge On

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Time Magazine’s Person of the Year: The People’s Pope

According to the managing editor of Time magazine, Pope Francis was chosen to grace the cover of its 2013 Person of the Year issue because he “changed the tone and the perception and the focus of one of the world’s largest institutions in an extraordinary way.” But perhaps his most significant contribution this year has been his condemnation of greed and materialism.

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Chris Hedges on ‘The Pathology of the Rich’

Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges discussed “the psychology of the super rich: their sense of entitlement, the dehumanization of workers, and mistaken belief that their wealth will insulate them from the coming storms” with The Real News Network’s senior editor, Paul Jay.

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The Hook

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How Rich People Create Jobs

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GOP politicians cut taxes for rich people and big corporations. Rich people use the money they would have spent on taxes to hire part-time, low-wage workers. Workers manufacture products for rich people to sell. Products don't sell because low-wage workers have little money, pension or social security. Rich people lay off workers and keep the money.
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Let’s Face It, Believing Rich People Create Sustainable Jobs Is Delusional

Henry Blodget, CEO of news website Business Insider, clears up the widespread myth that entrepreneurs such as himself are responsible for creating jobs for the rest of America. The often-told lie is simply a way to justify the immense inequality symptomatic of our dire economic climate.

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Pope Francis: Unfettered Capitalism Is a ‘New Tyranny’

Though he may not come down strongly on discrimination against the LGBT community or women, if there’s one thing this latest pope knows how to condemn it’s greed. In the pontiff’s first major publication, he tells the 1 percent to spread the wealth, for God’s sakes.

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Colbert: ‘Eyes Wide Shut to Other People’s Suffering’

According to Stephen Colbert, a self-proclaimed member of the 1 percent, “it’s hard to get away from everything when you own everything.” But, much to the relief of the “upper middle stinkin’ rich,” a South African hotel has found a new way to lure wealthy clients by commodifying poverty with its luxuriously fabricated Shanty Town.

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Workplace Discrimination

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Hammock

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Rich Vs. Poor

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Studying the Rich’s Pathologies

To gain insight into the workings of American society, it may be productive to focus on the 1 percent’s erratic behavior; Japan’s prime minister has asked for international assistance to deal with the Fukushima leaks; meanwhile, is Speaker John Boehner the Berlusconi of the States? These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Wealth Disparity

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Work Incentive

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Income Monopoly

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Economic Recovery Room

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