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10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power

“Requiem for the American Dream” is a timely 75-minute teach-in by Noam Chomsky, the M.I.T. linguistics professor who has been a leading leftist political analyst, critic and writer for six decades. Mr. Chomsky, already the subject of several documentaries, focuses here on an election-season theme: financial inequality in America and what he calls its corrosive …

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Pope Francis: Don’t Believe the Hype!

The hype surrounding the new Pope has to stop. There’s nothing progressive about Pope Francis. Whatever the TV or your friends are repeating is false or completely out of context. Let me walk you through some of the most talked-about points: Homosexuality We all heard the now famous line from the Pope when asked about …

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The Case for Reparations

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic: Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole. Clyde Ross was born in 1923, the seventh of …

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Research Shows Rich Getting Richer Makes Poor Poorer

Searching for the Supposed Benefits of Higher Inequality: Impacts of Rising Top Shares on the Standard of Living of Low and Middle-Income Families Jeffrey Thompson | Elias Leight | 6/21/2011 | Political Economy Research Institute In 1980, the richest 10 percent of Americans received 33 percent of the nation's income. Today, that same 10 percent …

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Contours of Global Order: Domination, Instability, and Xenophobia in a Changing World

By Noam Chomsky. Lecture given at Westerkerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, march 13, 2011 When we settled on the title for this talk, few could have guessed how apt it would prove to be when the time came -- how dramatically the world would be changing, and how far-reaching are the implications for domestic and world …

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