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'The Gig Economy' Is the New Term for Serfdom
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The capitalist elites want everyone else to be temp workers trapped in demeaning, low-paying, part-time, service-sector jobs without job security or benefits. For a prime example of this, check out what Uber and Lyft have done to taxi drivers, and their own drivers, in New York City.

Two Detroits, Separate and Unequal

On the brink of a new, post-bankruptcy beginning, Detroit is really two cities. One is comprised of wealthy enclaves linked to a compact, rapidly redeveloping downtown. The other is made up of the rest of the 139-square-mile urban expanse, populated by longtime residents who have fought for decades to survive in an environment that has become increasingly uninhabitable.

Greg Palast: How Obama Could End Argentina's Debt Crisis

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"The 'vulture' financier now threatening to devour Argentina can be stopped dead by a simple note to the courts from Barack Obama," investigative journalist Greg Palast writes Thursday at The Guardian. "But the president, while officially supporting Argentina, has not done this one thing that could save Buenos Aires from default."

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