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Thomas Piketty and Capitalism Beyond the 21st Century

Harlan Green | Posted 07.26.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century is about more than proving that wealth inequality built up over centuries under so-called free market capitalism, or its social democratic versions in Europe, has to be its natural state.

The Hunger Games Are Coming

Harlan Green | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Since the 1970s, Republican economic policies have prevailed that diverted most of the fruits of prosperity to the wealthiest, so that the rest of U.S. have less to spend -- even though consumer spending drives 70 percent of economic activity.

The Small Government Fallacy

Harlan Green | Posted 01.02.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Its most graphic evidence is how much of our productivity surge has not been returned to those who created such wealth since the 1970s. That was when the philosophy of "government is the problem" took hold. A coincidence? Hardly.

Loadshedding: The Lights Went Out Again

Jeanette Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeanette Khan

When the lights go out at shops during one of the the daily power outages in Pakistan, it's a bit scary, but most people keep moving about doing what they're doing. It's just part of life.