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What's the Difference Between Capitalism and Democratic Socialism?

As I listen to the campaign speeches of the Republican and Democratic presidential front-runners - each outlining their views for the future of America - it seems to me that it boils down to this central question:<p><b>What kind of country do we want: an America in which it's "Every person for</b> …

The Pope and the Dragon: A Godless Ostpolitik

<i>And seeing the multitudes, he had compassion on them: because they were distressed, and lying like sheep that have no shepherd.</i> – Mt 9:36<p><b>In an</b> …

China

American capitalism has failed us: We’re overworked, underemployed and more powerless than ever before

<b>(Kim Seidl via Shutterstock/samdiesel via iStock/Salon)</b><p>Denmark, Norway and Sweden are all thriving under democratic socialism. Why is it so difficult for us to embrace?<p>Ann Jones<p>February 4, 2016 8:30am (UTC)<p>[<i>This is a joint</i> TomDispatch<i>/</i>Nation <i>article and appears in print in slightly shortened form in</i> …

Hillary Clinton

Putin’s Dragon

Is the ruler of Chechnya out of control?<p>The center of Grozny, the capital of the Russian republic of Chechnya, is unrecognizable to anyone who saw it during the country’s two most recent wars against Russia. The First Chechen War, which began in 1994, was a war of nationalist resistance—Chechnya …

Russia

Australia: Nations will respect tribunal on South China Sea

This July 20, 2011 file photo, captured through the window of a closed aircraft, shows an aerial view of Pag-asa Island, part of the disputed Spratly …

I Gave Up Coffee For A Week. Here's Why I Won't Be Going Back.

I'm going to approach coffee like I do desserts -- every once in a while. 🍰 ☕️<p><i>This story is part of a 10-piece series for which HuffPost staffers agreed to experiment with improving their health and decreasing their stress on the job. It’s also part of our month-long “Work Well” initiative</i> …

My Great Sleep Hygiene Experiment

A smattering of substances I’ve tried to improve my sleep.<p>I've never been a great sleeper. When people brag about how they've slept "like a baby," I get incredibly jealous of them, and also of the baby. I've tried many methods to improve my sleep, but whether it was a herbal remedy, a glass of red …

The day Zhao Wei disappeared: how a young law graduate was caught in China's human rights dragnet

Photograph: Adam Dean for the Guardian<p>Zheng Ruixia, mother of Zhao Wei, who has been detained since 10 July 2015 in the recent crackdown on human rights lawyers in China.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/525a08a304b2cb12764ca2e7b9df67a3a4fbe2d4/0_193_3600_2160/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: None<p>Zhao Wei, …

Meet the Man Who Predicted the Chinese Economic Collapse

Back in 2012, when oil prices were above $100 per barrel and the Chinese economy was growing at over 10% per year you’d be hard pressed to convince …

Elon Musk, president of Mars?

<i>Michael Byers holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia.</i><p>Humanity’s horizon expanded last month when SpaceX used a Falcon 9 rocket to deliver 11 communication satellites to orbit and then landed the rocket’s first stage — all 156 …

The role of communist thinking in today’s world | Letters

My communist parents were contemporaries of Martin Kettle’s (How did my communist family get it so wrong? Because politics was religion, 23 January), but my experience was very different from his and that of David Aaronovitch. To characterise all communists as believers in a religion is a …

Why Do Different People Need Different Amounts of Sleep?

Whether you're a morning or evening person could be guided by your genes.<p>How much sleep do we need? It's a fundamental question about a basic human function we've been practising for millennia, but there's still no simple answer. In recent years, scientific advances have suggested that it may in …

University of Oxford

Beijing could turn the South China Sea into a 'Chinese lake' by 2030

By 2030, China will be such an unquestioned superpower that the South China Sea will be nothing more than a "Chinese lake," the Center for Strategic …

Vietnam mourns death of sacred turtle – and fears for ruling party's future

Demise of reptile venerated as symbol of independence struggle considered bad omen for forthcoming Communist congress<p>A sacred giant turtle venerated as a symbol of Vietnam’s independence struggle has died, state media have said, prompting an outpouring of grief and fears the death bodes ill for a …

China's health forum scandal and public mistrust

<b>Last week one of China's biggest community sites, Baidu, sparked an outcry when it admitted it allowed healthcare companies to moderate online health forums.</b><p>This led to questions about the control of information online and highlighted the declining trust in China's healthcare system.<p>The importance …

South China Sea? For Beijing, Taiwan is the No. 1 security issue | Reuters

TAIPEI (Reuters) - For China, whose President Xi Jinping is already taking an increasingly muscular approach to claims in the East and South China Sea, the question of Taiwan trumps any other of its territorial assertions in terms of sensitivity and importance.<p>After eight years of calm in what had …

China

Let China win. It’s good for America.

<i>Joshua Kurlantzick is a senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations.</i><p>When Chinese officials announced in 2013 that they would open an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to primarily fund big construction projects across the Pacific, they launched a slow-motion freak-out in …

Put aside demagoguery and approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership

AS PRESIDENT Obama reminded the nation during his State of the Union speech Tuesday, congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) looms as a major piece of unfinished business for his final year in office. The 12-nation trade agreement would knit the United States and 11 Pacific …

Alexander von Humboldt, On Everything

Andrea Wulf begins her astonishing new book <i>The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's New World</i>, with this:<p>They were crawling on hands and knees along a high narrow ridge that was in places only two inches wide. The path, if you could call it that, was layered with sand and loose stones that …

Obama regrets not unifying America and 4 other State of the Union takeaways

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama issued a final passionate plea to voters on Tuesday to bridge the divide in American politics after he leaves office.<p>In his last State of the Union address delivered to a Congress that has often hobbled his ambitions, Obama expressed regret over his own role in …

Paul Ryan

11 mind-melting photos will make you realize how shockingly small Earth is

But we rarely, if ever, stop to think about the vast beyond. And we should!<p>Former astronomer Carl Sagan wrote in his book "Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space":<p>There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, …

What I learned from studying Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's schedule for a year

Amidst the growing numbers of tasks, relationships, and operations to manage, ecommerce leaders still only have the same number of hours in a given day.<p>Through my work at Exact Media, I've worked with some of the brightest leaders in the ecommerce space.<p>To better understand them, their needs, and …

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Three wise men

WHATEVER image you may have of the reformists hoping to shake up China’s creaking economic system, it is probably not one of octogenarians who fiddle …

A Profound Contradiction of Human Existence

“<i>Science does not reveal the meaning of our existence, but it does draw back some of the veils.</i>”<p>“Be not deceived,” Epictetus writes in <i>The Discourses</i>, …

Spirituality

A tearful Obama takes executive actions on guns

During an emotional speech at the White House, President Obama announced a series of executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence, an issue he's …

Why Bitcoin Matters

The most epochal financial transaction of this century, to date, occurred on May 22, 2010. It did not involve Wall Street, or the City of London; it took place in Jacksonville, Florida. It did not feature collateralized debt obligations, or credit default swaps. It was a purchase of two Papa John’s …

Bitcoin