Monthly Archives: April 2011

How Rich Is Congress?

Posted 4/27/2011 at 11:00 am by Adam Tod Brown

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How Goldman Sachs Created the Food Crisis

Don’t blame American appetites, rising oil prices, or genetically modified crops for rising food prices. Wall Street’s at fault for the spiraling cost of food. BY FREDERICK KAUFMAN | APRIL 27, 2011 Demand and supply certainly matter. But there’s another … Continue reading

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America’s ‘National Suicide’

The U.S. needs this man. But it won’t let him in. The Orwellian tale of an immigration ordeal. Thomas Haugersveen / Agence VU for Newsweek Lakshminarayana Ganti, 33, who has been denied a U.S. visa, checks his visa status online … Continue reading

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Hedge Fund Gamblers Earn the Same In One Hour As a Middle-Class Household Makes In Over 47 Years

AlterNet / By Les Leopold How do they make so much money? Where does it come from? How can hedge fund firms with fewer than 100 employees make as much profit as firms with thousands of employees? April 11, 2011 … Continue reading

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America Needs Deficits

Thornton Parker Author, ‘What If Boomers Can’t Retire? How to Build Real Security, Not Phantom Wealth’ The U.S. government is not in financial trouble. It can’t run out of dollars and it can’t go bankrupt. It isn’t building a mountain … Continue reading

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Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System

Maybe a bit extreme, but I wonder if he isn’t right. Thanks Duncan for sending this. – wizzard ———————— Posted on Apr 10, 2011 By Chris Hedges Photo illustration by PZS based on an image by Lin Pernille Photography A … Continue reading

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Brain structure differs in liberals, conservatives: study

(AFP) – 5 days ago WASHINGTON — Everyone knows that liberals and conservatives butt heads when it comes to world views, but scientists have now shown that their brains are actually built differently. Liberals have more gray matter in a … Continue reading

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Are We a Society?

Gary Hart Scholar in Residence at the University of Colorado When asked about the impact of her draconian policies on British society, then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is reported to have said, “There is no such thing as society.” The … Continue reading

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How The Oil Lobby Greases Washington’s Wheels

by Dan Froomkin Clout in Washington isn’t about winning legislative battles — it’s about making sure that they never happen at all. The oil and gas industry has that kind of clout. Despite astronomical profits during what have been lean … Continue reading

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