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Study: Supporters Of Popular Conservative Economic Theory Less Likely To Believe In Science

Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

Those who believe in a popular conservative economic theory are also more likely not to believe in science, according to a recent study. People wh...

Lebanon as the Example in War and Peace

Claude Salhani | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Claude Salhani

In its economic heyday Lebanon was touted as the example of what a modern Middle Eastern nation should look like. Today, as other nations in the region, among them Syria, face similar problems the country is again being pointed to as the example to follow.

10 Nations Rapidly Losing Faith In Capitalism

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business

Are the workers of the world uniting? Not exactly, but a lot of them sure are mad. A significant number of people around the world have lost faith...

Liberals Working for the Right

Dean Baker | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

Some say the left should tout the merits of "government." That is a great idea, if the point is to advance the conservatives' agenda. It is astounding how happy liberals are to work for the right by implying that conservatives somehow just want to leave markets to themselves whereas the liberals want to bring in the pointy-headed bureaucrats to tell people what they should do. This view is, of course, nonsense. Pick an issue, any issue, and you will almost invariably find the right actively pushing for a big role for government. However, for conservatives the goal is not ensuring a decent standard of living for the bulk of the population. Rather the goal is ensuring that money is redistributed upward. And, of course, the conservatives are smart enough not to own up to their use of the government.

Heart of Darkness

Mike Lux | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business
Mike Lux

Not in everything, but definitely in this, the founders were right. The financial industry got too powerful, and they assumed and operated as if they were above the law. And the rest of us paid a huge price, and are paying it still.

Have We Really Come To 'The End Of The Free Market'?

Ian Bremmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ian Bremmer

When you write a book called The End of the Free Market, you can be pretty sure what the first question is going to be: "Do you really believe we're seeing the end of the free market? Really?"

'The End Of The Free Market': Why America Must Defend The Free Market Economy (VIDEO)

Ian Bremmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ian Bremmer

Breaking News: This is not free market capitalism's finest hour.

Liberalism, What Are You Going As for Halloween?

Matt Mendelsohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matt Mendelsohn

This year, it seemed certain that liberalism would show up at the Halloween block party wearing the costume of a self-loathing American: a terrorist-loving, non-flag-pin-lapel-wearing lefty.

Andrew Sullivan Hasn't Read Adam Smith

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

Andrew Sullivan is a self-styled Adam Smith conservative. The problem is, Sullivan, like most of his conservative friends, hasn't actually read Adam Smith's work.