The ‘Dark Side’ of Capitalism: Why the Pope is Highlighting Inequality

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Pope Francis has emerged as one of the most important voices on the global stage about the need for a stronger moral dimension in economic policies.

Video Games: Still Bro-tastic and Misogynistic After All These Years

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Historian Oliver Lee Bateman examines a console gaming industry bent on peddling the same old trash to willing buyers.

Detroit Tigers Sign Miguel Cabrera for $292 Million. Meanwhile, Detroit.

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The average teacher in Detroit would have to work 5,840 years to make what baseball player Miguel Cabrera will “earn” in 10.

Don’t Go Back to Sleep: The World Desperately Needs You

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How an article my wife sent me from a writer I’d never heard of changed my way of thinking. I think it will change yours, too.

“Yeah, Mr. Perkins and his fellow billionaires are horribly persecuted and denigrated in our society.”

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This comment by JohnH on the post Dear Mr. Perkins: It’s Not Kristallnacht

Holocaust: Historical Revisionism & Trivialization

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Professor Warren Blumenfeld offers a call to end the constant comparisons between those wanting to address wealth inequality with those who perpetrated the Holocaust.

Dear Mr. Perkins: It’s Not Kristallnacht

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Rick Mandler breaks down the absurdity of Tom Perkins’ comparison of persecution of the 1% to Nazi anti-semitism.

A Civilized Christmas

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In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” the baby falls in love, unrequited, and Matt ponders the socialization element of the holidays.

Rethinking Masculinity: Is Masculinity (As We Know It) In Crisis?

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Sophie Moss examines the evolution of gender norms.

Economic Disparity: When Is Enough, Enough?

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Professor Warren Blumenfeld believes we aren’t challenging inequity nearly enough. Here’s his call for us to do so.

Pope Francis Is Un-American (And Why That’s Great for Americans)

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Cameron Conaway believes that if Pope Francis were Mr. Francis the junior high teacher, he’d be lambasted and ridiculed by about 35% of the US population.

Don’t Feed the Machine: Give the Gift of Presence This Year

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The machine of capitalism is hungry. Are you willing to stop feeding it, at least for a little bit? Doug Zeigler ponders valuing things over presence.

Black Friday Brings Out the Worst in Human Beings

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Nathan Graziano was just coming around to believe in the altruistic and kind nature of humanity during the holiday season. Then Black Friday came along.

The Camel in the Living Room: Christianity & Capitalism

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It is a commonly held belief that, some 2,000 years ago, a book, in complete form—edited with annotations—fell from the heavens.

Don’t Worry Fast Food Executives, We’ll Pay Your Bills

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Half of fast food workers rely on public assistance just to get by.

Divided We Fall, And So We Are

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If you knew it was too late to save society, would you still try?