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Neo-Liberal Austerity Keeps Europe Down

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Given the current dismal state of the European Union economy, which is now firmly under German control, one must ask why Angela Merkel and her government continue to champion austerity, seemingly against all reason.

Chileans Schooled in the Art of Protest

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In Chile, where the average monthly minimum wage income falls $100 short of college tuition costs, students are continuing their winter of kiss-ins, marches and hunger strikes against private, for-profit education and demanding affordable state-run schools. (more)

Financial Contagion and Other Ills

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Governments on both sides of the Atlantic are making the same blind, stupid, ideological error: trying to rescue faltering economies with spending cuts. It doesn't work, as John Maynard Keynes explained decades ago. (more)

The Corporate State Wins Again
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When did our democracy die? When did it irrevocably transform itself into a lifeless farce and absurd political theater? When did the press, labor, universities and the Democratic Party -- which once made piecemeal and incremental reform possible -- wither and atrophy?When did our democracy die? When did it irrevocably transform itself into a lifeless farce and absurd political theater?

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