“When the Social Contract breaks from above, it breaks from below as well”

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The Rich can’t break their part of the bargain and expect the Rest to keep the other end up, can they? (That’s whe

Paul Ryan: ‘Climate Change occurs no matter what’ (and government is not going to pay for it)

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The climate deniers are admitting the climate is changing. Now they’re denying responsibility for the cost.

Inequality: The best of the Bigs made $3.4 bn last year; Littles are cashing in their 401(k)s

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The inequality gap is growing larger. Steven Cohen puts his “art collection to work.” We sell our retirements.

The violence of the State & the crime of peaceful protest

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So much of our analysis of the State ignores its violence. Chris Hedges has more.

(Updated) Why is Public Television against public schools?

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The billionaire “privatize education” agenda is being promoted by so-called public television. Should you fund it?

The Hedge Fund Managers tax break: Because Wall Streeters want your money

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if you earn a billion dollars a year, do you get your own tax exemption? Take a guess.

Six ways of looking at infrastructure: “It’s their world. We just serve them in it.”

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Six shapshots: Why we can’t have nice things, like infrastructure.
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IPCC accidentally proves that “international cooperation” on climate change is dead

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The rich don’t do “incremental” climate changes. They do victory dances on graves of their enemies.

Corporate world scared silly that Hobby Lobby will win ACA suit

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If Hobby Lobby wins its ACA case, it would “pierce the veil” that protects corporate owners from personal suits.

Why Harvard must divest from carbon companies: A student’s open letter

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We can start fixing climate change by forcing universities to divest from carbon — fossil fuel — companies.

The price of staying on carbon: Increasing oil spills, then a long ride down

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You have two climate choices: rationing, or a “Thelma and Louise” plunge that hands your future to the Kochs.
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Video: How one Australian coal company squares its values with its action

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How one coal company straddles the dichotomy between what we know is true, and how it can benefit by ignoring it.

The Deafening Silence of Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton has yet to declare herself publicly on a variety of issues, yet she speaks to Goldman Sachs. Why?
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