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What Money Can't Buy: The Skyboxification of American Life

(650) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 8:42 PM

We live at a time when almost everything can be bought and sold. Over the past three decades, markets -- and market values -- have come to govern our lives as never before. We did not arrive at this condition through any deliberate choice. It is almost as if it...

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Obama Must Assert Democratic Control Over Economic Forces

(491) Comments | Posted August 30, 2010 | 7:14 PM

From the Spring Democracy: A Journal of Ideas symposium, "What Happened?": Obama can still redefine liberalism, but he must bring economic power to heel.

Imagine a president, or a presidential candidate, taking on Wall Street in blunt language such as this: "We have been dreading all along the...

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