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Interview :: Globalization
The Marx Economist: Justin Yifu Lin and the World Bank
10 Jun 2008
"In Chicago I learned the market has the best solutions in an ideal world without distortions. In reality there is whole series of distortions, above all in developing countries. The quality of institutions and historical inheritance must be considered before introducing market economy."
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News :: Organizing
Small California Town Overthrows Corporate Giant for Control of Water
09 Jun 2008
This is a great victory for the citizens of Felton and should inspire other communities to challenge private water utilities that are extorting huge, unjustified rate increases and failing to protect sensitive watershed properties. The SLV Water District has done an excellent job representing us and we look forward to having them manage the Felton water system." In addition, the agreement states that Cal-Am will donate the 250 acres of forested watershed land in hopes of getting a tax break. Mosher questions whether the land transfer is a donation, however, since it appears to be an integral part of the deal and the price.
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LOCAL Commentary :: Media
Neocono m Manipulate U.S. Via Mainstream Media:
09 Jun 2008
But why is Ivy Leaguer and east coast elitist William Kristol, who never served in the United States military himself, whining about what Obama says in respect to the U.S. military? Apparently we must weigh in the fact that William Kristol, and his father, are ardent neo-conservatives whose ideological founder was Leo Strauss. More importantly we need note that Leo Strauss was a “ t” political philosopher who taught at the University of Chicago.
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Commentary :: Politics
Potential Future Hyperinflation
09 Jun 2008
Potential future economic trouble ahead.
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Commentary :: Environment
"We Need to Give up the Oil and Gas Drug"
09 Jun 2008
As oil prices hit one record high after another, and OPEC warns of $150 a barrel by the ende of summer, economists are warning of global recession and inflation. But German commentators point out that high oil prices also have an upside.
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News :: International
V.P. Candidate wants U.S. ethanol production cut to feed poor
09 Jun 2008
A recent report prepared by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization identified 22 nations that are threaten by the global food crisis; riots, due to food shortages are now occurring in most of these poor countries. To prevent the escalation of the present world food crisis, Stewart Alexander, Vice Presidential Nominee for Socialist Party USA, wants a freeze or a roll back on U.S. ethanol production to the levels prior to December 2007.
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News :: Gender
HEALTH-CUBA: Free Sex Change Operations Approved
08 Jun 2008
HAVANA, Jun 6 (IPS) - New horizons opened up for transsexuals in Cuba with the approval of a Public Health Ministry resolution that establishes guidelines for their health care, including free gender reassignment operations.
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News :: Labor
Starbucks Fires Michigan Barista for Union Activity
08 Jun 2008
Grand Rapids firing comes in the midst of Unfair Labor Practice charges being investigated by the NLRB against Starbucks.
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Interview :: International
"Agenda for constructive American-Chinese dialogue huge": Brzezinski
08 Jun 2008
Recently Tang Yong, People's Daily correspondent based in Washington DC, did an exclusive interview with Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski in his office at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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Commentary :: Labor
Advice to the Unemployed
08 Jun 2008
Counter-advice to the corporatist advice.
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