Pessimism Amid Plenty

Commentary from Project Syndicate BY MICHAEL SPENCE While there is no shortage of challenges facing economies and societies today, they

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Europe’s Poverty Time Bomb

Commentary from Project Syndicate BY EDOARDO CAMPANELLA Poverty, especially among the young, has been a growing problem across many European countries

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The Economists Who Stole Christmas

Commentary from Project Syndicate BY YANIS VAROUFAKIS How might opposing schools of economic thought – from neoclassical and Keynesian to Libertarian

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Donald Trump’s 21st Century Fake Populism

Republished with permission from TomDispatch.com Our president isn’t a populist, but he’s happy to play one on TV. By Rajan Menon / TomDispatch

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Venezuela’s government clings on by splitting the opposition and strong-arming the poor

Ryan Brading, SOAS, University of London Despite a crippling economic crisis, alarming social turmoil and a 17% approval rating, Nicolás

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Ugly Stuff: GOP Tax and Budget Plans Will Destroy Finances of Average Americans With Sick Elders or Family Members With Disabilities

Originally published on ALTERNET Tax breaks for the rich, while the GOP targets healthcare safety nets for society’s most vulnerable.

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