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Gihan Perera

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The Right to Vote, and Other Liberal Entitlements

(10) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 3:52 PM

The words of Justice Scalia still sting to people of common sense and decency. More than week after labeling the right to vote as a racial entitlement, many in the country are still left to wonder if this Court can help prepare us for the next century. If it can't...

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The Time is Now - A Declaration for a Free Arizona

(1) Comments | Posted April 27, 2010 | 1:47 PM

On Behalf of the day laborers, domestic workers, home care workers, laundry, and debris cleaners, who are the diaspora of the world economy,

On Behalf of the young people, who feel the difference between right and wrong in their veins, and who inherit our world,

On Behalf of...

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Haiti: Canada's New Imperialism?

(11) Comments | Posted January 26, 2010 | 12:37 PM

On Monday, the world's political and financial powerhouses met in Montreal, Canada to deliberate the future of Haiti. It was a six hour meeting between the United States (Haiti's most recent military intervener), France (Haiti's colonial ruler), and the IMF and World Bank (Haiti's financial creditors/despots). The United Nations, which...

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Still Not Stimulated -- If You're Not First You're Last!

(2) Comments | Posted September 25, 2009 | 12:19 PM

It’s always great to be the best at something, isn’t it? Florida recently got spanked for coming last in spending federal stimulus dollars on transportation and infrastructure. In other words, we were number one in not spending federal ARRA dollars. 

There is slow spending at the state level despite...

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Not Stimulated! (Part 1)

(10) Comments | Posted May 28, 2009 | 1:33 PM

The Obama administration has made history. After 30 years of disappearing government and lawless markets, we are witnessing the most dramatic, proactive use of government powers in the economy since the Great Depression. Mr. Obama dropped billions of dollars of public money on the economy. This is a dramatic turn...

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Beware False Profits

(26) Comments | Posted October 21, 2008 | 7:35 PM

Miami was where it started: the easy financing of endless high-priced condos without a clue of who would actually buy them. Ninety thousand of them were built on paper; bought, and traded in the Magic City before they were even completed. In the boomtown frenzy of quick cash, high flip...

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Real Estate Roulette

(2) Comments | Posted July 11, 2008 | 4:26 PM

We could look at the numbers, or cite statistics, but you just have to drive down any average street in the U.S., to see the fallout from the housing bubble and the market crash. Here in Miami, condo towers are empty monuments to the great failure of the housing bubble....

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