How Class Works

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Economist Richard Wolff examines class in our society

The False Promise of Fracking and Local Jobs

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Most people, including politicians and people in the media, assume that fracking creates thousands of good jobs … They are wrong.

The Economic Cost of Climate Change: Time for New Math

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Economists underestimate the social cost of carbon by ignoring climate change’s impact on the rate of economic growth, Stanford researchers find.

Did We Lose the War on Poverty?

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Fifty years on from the Great Society program, what has been achieved – and what hasn’t – in government efforts to reduce poverty.

The True Cost of Fuel

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Leo Babauta asks, “What would happen if fuel prices suddenly became not just expensive but ridiculous? What if gas shot up to $20 per gallon?”

Conventional Economics is a Form of Brain Damage

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David Suzuki explains the fallacy of conventional economics, in an interview done for the BBC.

Who Wants to Get Something Done in DC? Anyone?

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Getting anything done in Washington seems impossible. Up to us to demand work and results from our representatives, which will only get done with cooperation.

Nobel Rewards Economist Who Told Us how to Tame the Big Firms Which Run Our Lives

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Jean Tirole’s groundbreaking work brought game theory into how governments manage the big power companies.

It’s a Shame to Lose Your Job…NOT!

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Employment systems are changing and even educated, experienced men will face unemployment, but there’s no shame in that.

Economists Agree the Stimulus Improved the Economy. Surprised?

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After years of political and economic doom and gloom, should we celebrate good economic news and keep moving our country forward?

The Challenges Ahead for Brazil now the World Cup is Over

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The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is over. It brought much joy, and huge disappointment for the hosts – perhaps even worse than the Maracanazo in 1950.

Caribbean Island Buried by Eruption Goes Green with Volcano Power

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Crippled by high fuel costs, Montserrat has sought help from its greatest threat: the volcano that almost destroyed the island 20 years ago.

5 Things to do With a Couple Trillion Dollars

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You just might have the chance to be a multi-multi-trillionaire!

The End of Men and the Rise of Women, Or Are We Facing The End of Us All?

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It’s the end of men and the rise of women? Great. Too bad the sinking Titanic that is our industrialized civilization doesn’t care. Men and women must unite to save the home we too often take for granted.

NYC Mayor de Blasio Rips Corporate Welfare, Champions a Living Wage

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A higher minimum wage will mean more money in the pockets of workers which builds a thriving economy.

The Tough Road to a Trade Deal Between the US and Europe

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When the EU-US summit kicks off in Brussels this week, the prospects of a new trade deal will be jostling for attention with events in Ukraine.