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Andrew Levine – The Age of Stupidity is Upon Us

What if when the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked, the United States had had leaders like the ones that built the post-World War II world order? Those guys weren’t angels: they got the Cold War going, and they set the American empire on its global course. But they weren’t stupid. Even at a time when, unlike now, …

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WHY NO ONE CAN END RONALD REAGAN’S “DEAD WRONG” VOODOO ECONOMICS

Venture capitalist Nick Hanauer, a highly visible champion of Seattle’s $15/hour minimum wage, wrote a piece in the Atlantic last month pushing on another front in the war against toxic income inequality. “Stock Buybacks Are Killing the American Economy,” he warned, and getting rid of them would be a tremendous boon to the economy. This latest front rebukes those who …