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2044: The Novel Comes True

Remember a while ago I wrote about my new novel, 2044? 2044 starts where George Orwell’s 1984 left off. The problem isn’t Big Brother and the leviathan government. The problem is Big Brother Inc., and the all-powerful marketplace. The 2044 story is about water. Giant...

Working America Rallies Behind Climate Bill

It took a very long time to end the fallacy that you can’t protect the environment and grow the economy at the same time. But that day has come. The nail in the coffin of the canard was delivered this week, as both the AFL-CIO and United Steelworkers formally...

End Health Disparities With Health Care For All

The debate over health care reform has taken a particularly worrisome turn. Suddenly we’re in a place where passing something kind of like reform may be more important than getting to reform itself. In the name of "compromise" and in interest of...

Downsizing for Fun, Profit, and Chaos

Behind every defective U.S. private enterprise, suggests a surprising new report from inside Corporate America, sits a top executive effective at grabbing for windfalls. Corporate takeover deals that pay off big — for executives — typically follow a...

‘Incomes Surge’? Furloughs Tell A Different Story

I suspected there was something being left unsaid when the headlines began streaming this morning that personal incomes in May surged 1.4 percent. And, indeed, there was. It is in the actual press release issued by the Commerce Department Bureau of Economic Analysis,...

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