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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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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As Trump Has a Mental Meltdown, the Sycophants Around Him Doing Nothing Endanger Us All

Originally published on ALTERNET Powerful aspiring dictators don’t just get better if you look the other way. By Kali Holloway / AlterNet Delusion,

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Inconvenient Truths About Migration

Commentary from Project Syndicate BY ROBERT SKIDELSKYStandard economic theory says that net inward migration, like free trade, benefits the native population

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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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Germany’s Dangerous Obsession

Commentary from Project Syndicate BY JEAN PISANI-FERRY The European Union’s ability to respond to global and internal challenges will depend

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Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s populist gamble

This article first appeared on openDemocracy PHILIPPE MARLIÈRE The irony is despite dismissing notions of left and class, the sociology

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