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Truthdigger of the Week: Naomi Klein
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The aim of her new book on capitalism and climate change -- to rapidly get large numbers of previously unengaged people to agree that the leading wisdom is the very thing that is preventing humanity from saving itself -- is quixotic and urgent.The aim of her new book on capitalism and climate change—to rapidly get large numbers of previously unengaged people to agree that the leading wisdom is the very thing that is preventing humanity from saving itself—is quixotic and urgent.

Truthdigger of the Week: Jill Lepore
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By attacking "one of the most widely cited and celebrated ideas in modern business," the Harvard historian confirmed that American capitalists have embraced destruction as a method of progressBy attacking "one of the most widely celebrated ideas in modern business," the historian confirmed that American capitalists have embraced destruction as a method of progress.

How Capitalism Stacks the Deck on Disaster

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We think of the financial crisis as a man-made calamity, and Hurricane Sandy as the malignant innocence of nature. But neither the notion of a man-made nor natural disaster quite captures how the power of a few and the vulnerability of the many determine what is really going on at ground level.

Detroit's Fiscal Emergency

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The governor of Michigan said Friday that the city of Detroit was in a state of "financial emergency" and announced that an independent overseer would be appointed to save it from collapse. However, the proposed solutions, which appear to consist mainly of spending cuts, inevitably mean more pain and suffering for Detroiters.

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