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Dale O. Cloninger, University of Houston-Clear Lake Whether it's by coincidence or causation, the financial collapse of 2008 and 2009 has resulted i...
If you fail to show up for Hillary in November, and Trump wins, then your revolution will prove to be nothing more than a faddish exercise in futility by privileged white millennials who shamefully cut off their noses to spite their faces, while destroying everything that Sanders worked to achieve for you.
America's financial system is broken for all but a few at the top -- that much is plain. The rest sense that we are stuck on the minus end of some great financial formula, but given the complexity and size of Big Finance, it's hard to pin down exactly why it happens and how it all adds up.
As a concession to President Obama, the Democratic platform does not explicitly oppose the TPP. However it does include unambiguous language opposing investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms - the extra-judicial tribunals that are an integral part of the TPP.
In an age where we talk incessantly about the virtues of equality, local empowerment, engagement, freedom of choice, small business and democracy, the forces of monopoly seem to be gaining ground, sowing elitist seeds that make society's relationships more volatile. Surely none of us play a role in all of this - or do we?
Corporate television's obsession with Donald Trump contributed to his rise. But media can be part of the solution instead of the problem. Here's how. ...
To know San Francisco today, to live here, to work here, is to bear witness to a growing inequality, a divergence in economic fortunes and real incomes.
It's time to ask funders, policy makers and those in influential positions to recognize, promote and fund the positive initiatives taken by all of our society's families.
As long as the privileged aren't confronted with crime, poverty, economic deprivation or racism, it's far too easy to wash their hands of a responsibility all Americans should share, a more just society.
While many working people would agree that recent trade deals have not benefited them, they have good cause to be skeptical about Trump's get tough promises.
With the major party conventions upon us, the Summer of 2016 continues to be one of serious discontent. Middle-class workers worldwide are mad as hell. Pandering populist politicians like Boris Johnson in England and Donald Trump here at home stoke the fires of rage, doing what people in times of peril have done for millennia: blame foreigners.
According to Mr. Trump, the United States has been had -- out-bargained and out-maneuvered by other nations. So our country gets hurt by the deals, while other nations make out like bandits. But there's no sign of that.
In future history classrooms, students will likely be told the tale of the tag-team assault on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by the mainstream media and MPs.
Racial hatred and distrust are cultural, and American culture has a lot of experience promoting it. There is racism in Japan, to be sure, and sometimes foreigners are blamed for crime and immigration laws are rigid. But there is also open welcoming of people from other countries and other races and a desire among many Japanese to befriend outsiders.
Perhaps certain regressive taxes are fine. Perhaps all of them are, if we're consciously balancing them against our progressive income tax code. Problem is, we're almost completely oblivious to the regressive aspects of our tax system.