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The Ethics of Capitalism

In the expositions of Ethical Socialism one constantly finds the assertion that it presupposes the moral purification of men. As long as we do not …

Medicare And Social Security Explain The US Wealth Gap: Every 65 Year Old Has $400,000 In Wealth

Or to be strictly accurate, the existence of Medicare and Social Security explain a decent portion of the US wealth gap. This is rather contrary to the estimations of Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman who, in their study of the US wealth concentration, in the paper that everyone quotes, deliberately …

“Her appeal is waning”: Hillary’s favorability rating hits new low among Democrats

New poll data show Bernie’s numbers are also sliding, although he remains 16 points ahead of the party favorite<p>Hillary Clinton may be the Democratic frontrunner, but her appeal is waning. According to the HuffPost Pollster average, 55 percent of the electorate now views Clinton unfavorably—and 40.2 …

The Disappearing Middle: Electorate Way Less Moderate Than Past Primaries

One of the biggest stories of the election cycle is turnout (as we've reported a few times now): Republican turnout has spiked far beyond 2012 levels, and Democratic turnout has fallen off after the party's mammoth 2008.<p>The tone and the turnout are vastly different between Republicans and Democrats …

Is Capitalism Destroying Feminism? An Interview With Dawn Foster

"If you're elite, you feel a lot closer to very, very elite and wealthy people, not necessarily a migrant domestic worker who shares your gender," …

Conservatives have wrecked the UK: American voters must take heed and realize Bernie can save the US from similar fate

Americans should look at hard at the UK and not spoil their best chance to transform US politics<p>It’s hard as a British progressive to look across the pond right now and not feel a pang of jealousy. In the Democratic primary – the only one that matters, if you’re to believe polls about the …

A Universal Basic Income Is the Utopia We Deserve

The idea of a universal basic incomefor all citizens has been catching on all over the world. Is it too crazy to believe in? We spoke to the author …

Kenya bid to overturn gay sex ban filed in High Court

<b>A gay rights campaign group has filed a case in Kenya's High Court calling for the decriminalisation of gay sex.</b><p>Homosexual acts are illegal in Kenya, punishable by up to 14 years in prison.<p>The National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission says the law violates constitutional rights to equality, …

Happiness is the new GDP

Global policymakers are starting to take happiness seriously.<p>In March, the United Nations released its fourth World Happiness Report, ranking 156 nations on how close residents say they are to living the best life possible. The UN report features endless interesting tidbits: Scandinavians are …

Economics

Racial Justice Takes Center Stage in New York Primary

AS IT HAS grown in volume and influence, the movement reaffirming the value of black lives has raised its cry for racial justice from the streets and …

Bernie Sanders' Energy Policy: Import A Lot More Oil

It’s easy to be against a policy when you don’t understand how that policy actually impacts your life. I believe that this is the case with one of Bernie Sanders’ proposals. Sanders has said multiple times that he would ban the process of hydraulic fracturing, but to my knowledge he has never …

New Report Shows Clinton Raising Money From Lobbyists That Have Represented Walmart, Fossil Fuel Firms And Wall Street

Amid an intensifying presidential campaign debate over the influence of lobbyist money over public officials, Hillary Clinton filed a campaign …

Congress Is Starting to Understand That Free Trade Agreements Don't Work

I've been fighting free trade since 2008. For most of that time, while much of the public has been sympathetic, it's been an uphill battle with Congress. I used to lobby on Capitol Hill, and I frequently got no better than bored politeness from Congressional offices.<p>So I'm very glad to report that …

Revolution Is in the Air

The arrests of hundreds—including me—in or near the Capitol have been going on every day for a week. They presage a growing, nationwide uprising …

Hip-Hop

Why Drake's 'Comeback Season' Was His True Star-Making Moment<p>Aaron Williams 06.21.18 17 hours ago 2 Comments<p>'Everything Is Love' Is A Rare And Exuberant Triumph<p>On their first official joint album, The Carters erect what may be the greatest monument to forgiveness in pop culture history.<p>Caitlin …

Rap & Hip-Hop

U.K. Spy Chief Sorry for Treatment of Gay WWII Codebreaker Alan Turing

LONDON — The head of Britain's digital espionage agency has apologized for the organization's historic prejudice against homosexuals, saying it failed to learn from the treatment of World War II codebreaker Alan Turing.<p>In a rare public speech, GCHQ chief Robert Hannigan told a gathering organized …

Life-Expectancy Inequality Grows in America

There may be no better way to appreciate humanity’s growing prosperity than to consider how long we live. A child born in 1900—little more than a century ago—was likely, on average, to die by the age of thirty. Today, according to the World Bank, the comparable figure is seventy-one. That is a …

“Why, in heaven’s name, don’t we tax religion?”: Bill Maher says it’s time all religious groups paid Uncle Sam

“Almost a quarter of us in America are being forced to subsidize a myth that we’re not buying into,” Maher said.<p>Real Time host Bill Maher last night made the case that churches, in addition to corporations, should pay their fair share of taxes.<p>"There are 300,000 religious congregations in this …