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  • Sustainable Capitalism
    End of perpetual growth and GDP
    Capitalism as we know it is going down. This is so because the assumption that populations will continue to increase and transform into new markets that can consume natural resources indefinitely has reached the end. The environment can’t...
  • Columbus, Ohio contingent at the People's Climate March
    People's Climate March highlights political obstacles to halting climate change
    "Renewable energy is how we end global warming. It's how we save the earth," said Harvey Wasserman, author of Solartopia and columnist for the Columbus Free Press. "There's only one problem. Corporations stand between us and...
  • The Economy
    Two big economic principles you didn't know you believe in
    Many Americans are woefully uninformed about their own beliefs when it comes to politics and economics. Yes, you read that right. Many Americans don't know what they support and what they oppose. This idea was dramatically illustrated during...
  • Disney sand castle
    The evil nature of capitalism
    “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23). “...they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” (Psalm 14:3). “But we are all as an unclean thing, and...
  • Being picky, picky picky on Piketty
    Being picky, picky picky on Piketty
    Inhis bestselling book, "Capital in the Twenty-First Century,"Thomas Piketty analyzes historical data on wealth and income inequality in some of the world's economically advanced countries. The data show that inequality, after having...
  • Dinesh D'Souza
    Dinesh D’Souza’s 'America' refutes the anti-American narrative
    Conservative author/activist Dinesh D’Souza makes a compelling case for American exceptionalism in the documentary based on his bestselling book out last month,named after the adopted country he clearly loves. "America" is D'...
  • Survival of capitalism is at stake
    Survival of capitalism is at stake
    Capitalism can only survive with honest, non-invasive practices. Those who seek selfish gain will only kill any good in the market. My father was in sales and prided himself on honesty. When others were known for selling what gave them the...
  • The arithmetic of Piketty's second fundamental law of capitalism
    The arithmetic of Piketty's second fundamental law of capitalism
    A surprising thing about Thomas Piketty’s economic treatise “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” is that it is a good read. It wasn’t to be expected that a book of over 600 pages on economics translated from a foreign...
  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Five sources on Piketty's book to bring you up to speed
    So you want to know all about the latest block buster book on economics, Thomas Piketty's,Capital in the Twenty-First Century, but you don't have the time right now to read the 600 plus page book. Oh, maybe you intend to read the book, at...
  • Getting a good start on reading Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    Getting a good start on reading Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    Thomas Piketty's book is all the rage. Who would have thought a 577 page treatise on economics, 655 pages counting the notes, would make the best seller lists. Certainly the publisher, Harvard University Press, was caught by surprise, as the...
  • Climate: The only thing that never changes is change
    Climate: The only thing that never changes is change
    The old adage, "The only thing that never changes is change," suddenly has taken on a new sense of relevance when it comes to one of the most important issues of our day -- climate change. No one can argue the point that the climate is...
  • Battling economists, five movements in economics and economic policy
    Battling economists, five movements in economics and economic policy
    The invisible handIn 1776, Adam Smith of Scotland published his masterpiece, The Wealth of nations. It revolutionized economic thinking. In it was the idea that individuals acting in their own self interest, not only promoted their own well being,...
  • SuhartoNixon
    Third World dictatorships
    Many of the world’s most repressive dictators have been friends of the United States of America (e.g. Nicaragua's Anastasio Somoza, Guatemala's Carlos Castillo, Iran's last shah, Chile's Pinochet, Cuba's Batista,...
  • Progressive on the playground
    Progressives: Still on the playground in their minds
    Political debate in America has always been vigorous, spirited and fraught with insults and personal attacks. As far back as 1796, during the nation’s third presidential campaign, nasty slurs and baseless allegations were slung about by both...
  • Liberals petition
    Liberals petition Barack Obama to abolish capitalism
    It's no secret that liberals, as a group, generally despise capitalism and prefer an economic system that is more centrally controlled, like that used in the former Soviet Union. That was part of what drove the Occupy Wall Street protests that...