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The 1 percent’s devious new scheme: How CEOs are getting rich at your expense

An expert explains our growing obsession with stock buybacks — and how they’re driving U.S. income inequality<p>Everyone from Warren Buffett to Robert Reich is talking about a favorite Wall Street trick called stock buybacks. But what are they and what do they mean to you?<p>William Lazonick is a leading …

When an extremist Christian fundamentalist got to run a whole state

Kansas is the new battleground for the soul of the GOP. Sam Brownback’s term as senator should be a cautionary tale<p>Liberals throughout the land breathed a sigh of relief when Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas stepped down in 2008 and later decided to run for governor. Yes, the nation's gain was a …

Paul Krugman: What the GOP doesn’t know can hurt you

Krugman asks: “Are we as societies even capable of taking good policy advice?”<p>In his Friday column for the New York Times, Paul Krugman warns that the ignorance of the people making our policy -- like, say, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan -- isn't just demoralizing, it's dangerous. …

Gaza civilian death toll raises questions about Israeli military training

Experts ask whether poor soldiering skills and tactics are to blame, or if avoiding civilian casualties is just not a priority<p>• Follow the latest developments in Gaza<p>The persistently high civilian death toll in Gaza has raised questions among military analysts and humanitarian law experts over the …

War

How many Greek legends were really true?

<b>The culture and legends of ancient Greece have a remarkably long legacy in the modern language of education, politics, philosophy, art and science. Classical references from thousands of years ago continue to appear. But what was the origin of some of these ideas?</b><p><b>1. Was there ever really a Trojan</b> …

Ancient History

Richest 1 Percent Hold 46 Percent Of The World's Wealth

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Global wealth has risen by 68 percent over the past 10 years to reach a new all-time high of $241 trillion and the United States accounts for nearly three quarters of the increase, Credit Suisse said in its World Wealth Report.<p>Average global wealth has hit a peak of $51,600 per …