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Income Redistribution

Ballot Boxers

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 01.12.2015 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Review of The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind: How Self-Interest Shapes Our Opinions and Why We Won't Admit It. By Jason Weeden & Robert Kurzban...

Laura Bassett

Gov. Rick Perry's Texas Tax System Heavily Burdens Poor Residents | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

During his presidential campaign announcement speech last week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry lamented the "injustice" that nearly half of all Americans -- th...

Politics And Cultural Critique

Paul Stoller | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

From the vantage of Europe, American politics seems like the circus: many exciting activities being played out under the big top, activities that have little bearing upon the social and economic realities most Americans confront every day.

Myth, Politics and the Erosion of The American Dream

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Powerful narratives based upon fiction -- not fact -- shape our perceptions. As such, myths are powerful political tools that the powers-that-be have long used in their attempt to control social behavior.

Sam Stein

Biden: People Have Been Stripped Of Their Dignity | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Striking a decidedly populist tone, Vice President Joseph Biden on Thursday reaffirmed the administration's commitment to bolstering the middle class ...

McCain's Tax Plans Also Redistribute Wealth

Edward Rotchford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Edward Rotchford

McCain could have been a real "maverick" and told his party that he opposes the Bush Tax Cuts just like he originally did. But no. That's because McCain is not a true leader when it comes to the economic crisis this country faces.