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The New Gilded Age

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On July 3, 2012
I have a piece up at Alternet today comparing the Gilded Age to the present, showing 8 ways that Republicans are trying to recreate the late 19th century, buy elections, exploit labor, limit people of color’s ability to vote, etc. Some of these distill issues I have explored in greater detail here. Others I haven’t […]

The 40 Hour Week

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On March 14, 2012

Speaking of the new Gilded Age, Sara Robinson has an outstanding piece on the decline of the 40 hour work week. Many interesting points. Robinson puts a lot of blame on the rise of Silicon Valley as t

Presidential

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On December 1, 2011

Newt clarifies his comments from last week that poor students should replace janitors in schools. They shouldn’t do all the work. Just jobs like cleaning the bathrooms. And doesn’t this ma

Hungry Muppet

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On October 5, 2011
Well, leave it to the always excellent Sesame Street to be one of the first major artistic endeavors to take on the current economic crisis, reaching to the growing number of hungry children with a character they can relate to. No doubt this will convince Republicans to double down on eliminating PBS funding in the […]

On the Deal

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On December 7, 2010

Needless to say, I don’t have much to add to Krugman and Rortybomb.    The deal, once you accept that the cave-in on extending the Bush tax cuts was inevitable, was better than expected.  

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