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What Does "Change" Really Mean?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Barack Obama needs to stop talking about nebulous, floating on a cloud change. And start talking about how he is going to kick these people's asses. We need someone to take our government back.

"A Scarily Efficient Way of Organizing Society": Naomi Klein on China

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

The Real News Network's Paul Jay spoke with author and investigative journalist, Naomi Klein about the Olympic show hiding a scary backdrop. Here's the video.

Naomi Klein: "Disaster Capitalism" Still On The Rise

Portfolio.com | Lloyd Grove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Marauding multinationals and their enablers in the U.S. government have a worthy adversary in Naomi Klein, a Canadian social critic whose books punctu...

Capitalism for the Poor, Socialism for the Wealthy

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Byron Williams

Like Fannie and Freddie, the American economy is also a hybrid of private and public participation. We are hardly a socialist society, but we are not paragons of capitalisms.

My Talk With Bob Reich: Only Democrats Can Save Globalization from Republican-Generated Backlash

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nathan Gardels

Robert Reich: "Capitalism has always required regulation in order to ensure against fraud and excessive speculation. Greenspan allowed the economic crisis to happen because he believed that capitalism was self-correcting."

People As Products: Taking Advantage Of The Elderly

Martin Bosworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Bosworth

The Atria management has been cutting services, cutting wages, reducing benefits, and demanding more from both its workers and the product itself -- the seniors.

Is Corporate Altruism Viable in a Competitive Economy?

Gary Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Becker

It is very difficult for companies to pursue other goals than profits when they face tough competition, and when the behavior of their competitors is driven solely by profits.

Bill Gates' Misguided Capitalism

William Easterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
William Easterly

Gates' attacks the system that has historically done the most to alleviate poverty -- traditional capitalism -- in favor of an implausible alternative -- a third way that mixes profits and altruism.

Help Me Write a Book

Michael Kinsley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Kinsley

The notion that capitalism, which is all about self-interest, can be amended somehow to be more about helping others -- and still be capitalist -- strikes many as hopelessly Pollyannaish and bizarre.

Credit Liquidity and H2O Liquidity Are Both Drying Up

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Keiser

The disappearance of water and credit has a common cause: a broken neo-classic capitalist system that forgot to factor in the replacement cost of natural resources and the costs of pollution.

Why Presidents' Day?

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Soboroff

If we can move Presidents' Day for the convenience of shoppers, why not make Election Day more convenient for voters?

Castro Loves A Good Sale

Huffington Post's Eat The Press | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

We just received this AP photo of Castro holding Greenspan's book, forwarded by HuffPost reporter Max Follmer. So! We shall see what Perez has to say ...

Revolution vs. Reform: Moving Beyond the Assimilationist '4 Ms' of the LGB Movement

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

My discomfort in watching the joyous reactions to recent gains for marriage equality stems from my understanding of the Stonewall rebellion as an impetus for revolutionary change within an oppressive social structure, as opposed to mere reform, accommodation, or assimilation.