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Posted by Krish55
Economist Jeremy Sachs on Sanctions, Russia, and China:
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General & Hellos
Jun 2Jun 2

Posted by FrayedBear
American egg on faces of sycophantic media who followed & repeated the propaganda ad nauseum to convince themselves of American stupidity¹ regarding Ukraine & American intentions to harm Russia. Meanwhile China quietly & benignly smile on continuing...
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Quotes
May 26May 26

Posted by yvilletom
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable. ………..Economist Ezra Solomon
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News & Links
Apr 9Apr 9

Posted by Paul4747
LINKExplainer: Clock ticks down towards a Russian default | Reuters
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News & Links
Feb 20Feb 20

Posted by snytiger6
LINKFirst-time homebuyers are getting squeezed out by investors : NPR
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Science, Health & History Tidbits
Feb 6Feb 6

Posted by Diaco
See what 3 degrees of global warming looks like | The Economist
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Progressives, Socialists, and Black Lives Matter
Jan 2Jan 2

Posted by phxbillcee
Beau of the Fifth Column - Let's talk about how the US and China's contest will end....
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Conservative Atheists
Dec 15, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by SpikeTalon
Noted economist needs just 105 seconds to destroy progressives' 'white supremacy' nonsense-
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Just for Laughs
Nov 16, 2021Nov 2021

Posted by Killtheskyfairy
Higher Prices May Force Americans To Eat Reasonable Portions On Thanksgiving WASHINGTON—Noting that nearly every ingredient would be more expensive than usual, researchers at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis warned Monday that higher prices ...
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Just for Laughs
Oct 22, 2021Oct 2021

Posted by St-Sinner
An economist goes to a lingerie shop to buy a bra for his wife. While he proudly announces to the salesgirl that he is an economist and also confesses that only thing he knew about bra is 'how to unhook', and he really needs some expert help in ...
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News & Links
Oct 13, 2021Oct 2021

Posted by Druvius
I've wondered about this. Big business was perfectly happy with GOP deregulation and tax cuts, but GOP extremism is really starting to hurt their bottom lines. It's not like red states had great economies to start with, but increasingly business ...
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Politics
Aug 6, 2021Aug 2021

Posted by redbai
LINKJeffrey Sachs, American economist
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News & Links
Jun 16, 2021Jun 2021

Posted by barjoe
LINKA Summit With Vladimir Putin Tests Joe Biden’s New Foreign Policy
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News & Links
Apr 29, 2021Apr 2021

Posted by HippieChick58
LINKJoe Biden was a boring candidate. He now draws comparisons to FDR | The Economist
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News & Links
Mar 11, 2021Mar 2021

Posted by HippieChick58
LINKThe Confederacy was a con job on whites. And still is.
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News & Links
Mar 10, 2021Mar 2021

Posted by HippieChick58
LINK I’ve lived 55 years in the South, and I grew up liking the Confederate flag. I haven’t flown one for many decades, but for a reason that might surprise you. I know the South well. We lived wherever the Marine Corps stationed ...
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Out Of The Illusion
Feb 9, 2021Feb 2021

Posted by William_Mary
Facebook Blocks Sharing of the Indypendent’s Coverage of Hunts Point Produce Market Strike In a troubling sign of where Facebook’s crackdown on political extremism may be headed, the social media giant recently blocked acclaimed Marxist ...
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Out Of The Illusion
Jan 13, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by William_Mary
Business protected, applauded Trump when he boosted profits by the 2017 tax cut and constant deregulations. As business squeezed jobs, incomes, Trump deflected employees' anger onto poor immigrants, China, etc. But now, with total failure on Covid ...
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Out Of The Illusion
Jan 1, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by William_Mary
Economist Behind 2008 Financial Crash Among Elites Warning Against $2000 Stimulus Checks 78% of Americans support the proposed $2,000 stimulus check, but that hasn’t stopped the Washington Post, New York Times, and a cadre of DC economic elites ...
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Out Of The Illusion
Dec 17, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by William_Mary
Myth & Fact in Venezuela's Latest Election: Eyewitness Report Was the Venezuelan election rigged? Abby Martin speaks with an election observer. At the start of the video Abby speaks about her time in Venezuela in 2017. This is ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Dec 6, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by Fred_Snerd
"This week on Hidden Brain, economist and political scientist Timur Kuran explains how our personal, professional and political lives are shaped by the fear of what other people think." Nov 30th 2020
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News & Links
Dec 6, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by HippieChick58
LINKLexington - The end of the embarrassment | United States | The Economist
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Religion & Spirituality
Nov 30, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by altschmerz
LINKAre religions similar to capitalist businesses?
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Nov 23, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Amzungu
LINKNot-for-Profit Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Threatens Big Pharma Profit Logic
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Conservative Atheists
Oct 23, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Hages
A reminder from Human Action by Austrian School economist Ludwig Von Mises
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Trump Pinata
Sep 29, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Mofo1953
Easiest vote ever, didn't even have to see anything else but DEM next to the names, fuck the tyrant turd, the corrupt traitor must go to jail!
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Out Of The Illusion
Sep 20, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by William_Mary
Economic & political collapse of USA Chris Hedges discusses the economic and political collapse of the American empire with economist Professor Rick D. Wolff. Wolff’s new book, ‘The Sickness is the System – When Capitalism Fails to Save Us...
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General & Hellos
Sep 14, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by mischl
This was published in The Economist on 9/12/2020 in an article the writer, Stephanie Ruhle, called "Astonishing Interviews" at a construction site in Ohio.
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Singles/Mingle/Chat
Sep 3, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by sassygirl3869
REMINDER; tonight, Thursday, September 3rd is our next ZOOM CHAT Night at 7:00 PM EST USA. Please private message Sassygirl3869 if you would likea link to join us-before 6:00 PM EST USA. Thanks!!!!!!
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Quotes
Aug 21, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Healthydoc70
"When plunder becomes away of life for a group of men living in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it" Frederich Bastiat, 18th century French economist
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Sunset, Sea, Coffee and Me
Jul 16, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Boomtarat03
I will be here ❤💙💚🧡💛💜
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News & Links
Jul 12, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by doug6352
"Economist and author Thomas Sowell told an interview airing Sunday evening that the left's claim that America is beset by "systemic racism" has no definitive meaning and cannot be "tested" in any empirical manner." "You hear this phrase, 'systemic ...
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FreeThinkers
Jun 30, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by Philip21
It turns out that money is just a shared illusion ...An economist explains the biggest myths about the national deficit — and how we can save the economy
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Leftists
Jun 2, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by ADKSparky
Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent’s Stealth Takeover of America Duke historian Nancy MacLean contends that his philosophy is so stark that even young libertarian acolytes are only introduced to it after they have ...
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Religion & Spirituality
May 21, 2020May 2020

Posted by TheMiddleWay
LINKSunday slump - The virus is accelerating dechurching in America | United States | The Economist
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Politics
Apr 29, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by ToolGuy
This man is one of my favourite economists. Yet until I watched this I did not know he was a Marxian economist. If you THINK you understand Marx or Communism or Socialism, you may want to listen and THEN comment. We are in a crisis and Marx had ...
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The Escapees- - Hide here!
Apr 19, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by Surfpirate
We are worse off now than if we were peasants in the medieval period of history. All the technology we have created has served only to enrich only a few. Peasant in medieval England: eight hours a day, 150 days a year. Sunday was the day of rest, ...
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Trump Pinata
Apr 14, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by nogod4me
Boeing Gets Up To $17 Billion In Loans From Coronavirus Stimulus Economist Dean Baker explains how the $2.2 trillion stimulus quietly provides up to $17 billion in loans for Boeing with almost no strings attached. Full Article: ...
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Politics
Apr 6, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by ToolGuy
Once again a non-mainstream economist points out “market failures” as part of the problem with US response to COVID-19. Is your faith in markets being changed by this virus and the response to it?
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Progressives, Socialists, and Black Lives Matter
Feb 25, 2020Feb 2020

Posted by Infoguy211
My favorite Economist nails it:
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Out Of The Illusion ---- Video Versions
Jan 20, 2020Jan 2020

Posted by William_Mary
Three major criticisms of Economic Update are considered: (1) that we don't praise capitalism for reducing world poverty, (2) that we don't admit that "socialism has never worked anywhere," and (3) that no inventor of a new product or technique who ...
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Out Of The Illusion --- Video Versions
Jan 20, 2020Jan 2020

Posted by William_Mary
Economic Update: Answering Our Critics Three major criticisms of Economic Update are considered: (1) that we don't praise capitalism for reducing world poverty, (2) that we don't admit that "socialism has never worked anywhere," and (3) that no ...
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Out Of The Illusion
Jan 6, 2020Jan 2020

Posted by William_Mary
VENEZUELAN OPPOSITION REJECTS JUAN GUAIDO’S LEADERSHIP {He said that he also asked the people to stay on the streets and Venezuelans came out again and again and “in each of them the frustration and hopelessness was ...
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Music Fans
Jan 2, 2020Jan 2020

Posted by Rossics13
Average White Band - Let's Go Round Again........................Happy New Year everyone. 2020 sounds like a science fiction date to me, I must be getting old or something. Peace and Love.
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Jan 1, 2020Jan 2020

Posted by holykoolaid
I visited the "holy" land (Jerusalem) as an atheist, and this was my reaction to all of the religious traditions and rituals that I saw:
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News & Links
Dec 20, 2019Dec 2019

Posted by snytiger6
LINKStudy By MIT Economist: U.S. Has Regressed To A Third-World Nation For Most Of Its Citizens
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Politics
Dec 18, 2019Dec 2019

Posted by ToolGuy
I like George Monbiot. What do you think about this essay of his? It was sent to me by an economist whose blog I follow.
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Philosophy & Meaning
Dec 4, 2019Dec 2019

Posted by Metahuman
POLLWhat I do, and what I don't do determines my reality. Agree or disagree?
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General & Hellos
Oct 20, 2019Oct 2019

Posted by ToolGuy
I have had discussions on this site with others about the economic system and so-called Nobel Prize for economics. Found this today in my email from a prominent economist in Scandinavia. He points to the problems of our Economic society and system ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Oct 14, 2019Oct 2019

Posted by ToolGuy
Game theory and human behaviour. Nash won a faux Nobel prize for his ideas about equilibrium. This economist professor challenges the whole concept of game theory. Do his arguments make sense to you?
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Legalize Cannabis Nationwide/Worldwide
Oct 7, 2019Oct 2019

Posted by OldGoat43
NEW MEXICO New Mexico regulators began issuing medical cannabis cards to out-of-state patients First Dozen Out-Of-State Patients Accepted Into New Mexico's Medical Cannabis Program Friday, October 4, 2019 Nonresident enrollment expected to ...
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Bernie Sanders - The Revolution Continues
Sep 20, 2019Sep 2019

Posted by WilliamCharles
Young Women Actually Make Up More of Bernie's Base Than Men Do "New findings from The Economist show that women under 45 make up a larger share of Bernie Sanders’ base than do men in their same age group, contradicting a popular narrative that...
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General & Hellos
Sep 15, 2019Sep 2019

Posted by HippieChick58
LINKBillionaires hurt economic growth and should be taxed out of existence, says bestselling French economist
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Out Of The Illusion
Sep 5, 2019Sep 2019

Posted by William_Mary
Abby Martin & Richard Wolff Discuss Socialism In 2019 Abby Martin sits down with renowned Marxist Economist Richard Wolff to discuss the growing popularity of socialism under Trump and its historical roots in America, misconceptions about Russia ...
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Politics
Aug 25, 2019Aug 2019

Posted by ToolGuy
This economist, Steve Keen, is one of the few worth listening to. This presentation was from 18 months ago and his predictions — again — seem bang on.
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Trump Pinata
Aug 20, 2019Aug 2019

Posted by MojoDave
Another expert weighs in. ‘Megalomaniacal, paranoid, and psychopathic’: Economist sounds the alarm on Trump’s ‘bottomless malevolence’
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Trump Pinata
Aug 13, 2019Aug 2019

Posted by MojoDave
Trump’s trade war ‘is doing a lot of economy damage’ — and manufacturing industries are ‘on the precipice’ of a recession: chief economist
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Politics
Jul 14, 2019Jul 2019

Posted by ToolGuy
Yanis Varoufakis is the most interesting political economist in the world right now. He has a plan.
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Progressives, Socialists, and Black Lives Matter
Jul 13, 2019Jul 2019

Posted by Charlene
Soooooo thoughts? 🤣
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Jul 12, 2019Jul 2019

Posted by Marionville
HARRUMPH. - Noun...a noisy clearing of the throat; a grumpy expression of dissatisfaction or disapproval. Verb...clear the throat noisily, “ he harrumphed and said, ‘I am deeply obliged’”; grumpily...
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Trump Pinata
Jul 5, 2019Jul 2019

Posted by camne
The great economy that will propel Trump to a second term... US Small Business Implosion? Those are both exceedingly weak prints, and assuming they are in line with the official data released later this week by the U.S. Bureau of ...
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Uncommon words and their meanings.
Jun 16, 2019Jun 2019

Posted by t1nick
Brolly brolly noun brol·​ly | \ ˈbrä-lē \ plural brollies Definition of brolly chiefly British : UMBRELLA Examples of brolly in a Sentence Recent Examples on the Web Proving that not every item is suitable for the sharing economy, a Chinese ...
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General & Hellos
Jun 5, 2019Jun 2019

Posted by ToolGuy
How capitalism survives according to Richard D. Wolff, economist. How capitalism survives. (1) Divide the wealth we all produce so the richest 5% get half, the middle 25% get a third, and the 70% majority get a sixth. (2) Repeat to the middle ...
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General & Hellos
Jun 3, 2019Jun 2019

Posted by ToolGuy
Another great video by Robert Reich and comments by Lars Syll a Swedish economist. There is also a quote from Rand’s speech to Westpoint. Would you agree that Trump’s Brand is Ayn Rand?
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General & Hellos
May 31, 2019May 2019

Posted by William_Mary
Debunking Jordan Peterson’s “Cultural Marxism” with Richard Wolff Jordan Peterson, a staunch defender of the status quo, is known for propagating the fear of "Cultural Marxism." After a disappointing debate on Marxism with Slavoj Žižek, Abby...
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General & Hellos
May 30, 2019May 2019

Posted by zblaze
LINKWhat is consciousness? | The Economist - YouTube
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Out Of The Illusion
May 29, 2019May 2019

Posted by William_Mary
Debunking Jordan Peterson’s “Cultural Marxism” with Richard Wolff Jordan Peterson, a staunch defender of the status quo, is known for propagating the fear of "Cultural Marxism." After a disappointing debate on Marxism with Slavoj Žižek, ...
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General & Hellos
May 15, 2019May 2019

Posted by snytiger6
LINKTrump's Trade War With China Wipes $1 Trillion Off Markets | Time
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General & Hellos
Apr 29, 2019Apr 2019

Posted by zblaze
LINK"America First" All over Again? - TheHumanist.com
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Politics
Apr 28, 2019Apr 2019

Posted by alliwant
LINKEconomist promotes GND
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Progressives, Socialists, and Black Lives Matter
Apr 25, 2019Apr 2019

Posted by Matias
"The narrative that government is inefficient and its optimum role should be ‘limited’ to avoid disrupting the market is extremely powerful. At best, the story goes, government should simply focus on creating the conditions that allow businesses ...
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General & Hellos
Apr 10, 2019Apr 2019

Posted by ToolGuy
I just received this video by an economist, Richard Wolff, explaining MMT — Modern Monetary Theory. I have made a comment after the video saying essentially it is a reframing of the previous dysfunctional beliefs about money. I know that people’s...
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The Union, Dues and Mod Free
Apr 9, 2019Apr 2019

Posted by ProudMerrie
I'll be in Warsaw if you need me.
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Canadian, eh?
Mar 24, 2019Mar 2019

Posted by ToolGuy
An article by another of my favourite economists, Peter Radford. He looks at the intersect of economic theory and neurological science or even cognitive science. For those of you who enjoyed -- or didn't -- the recent debate here about debts being ...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Mar 20, 2019Mar 2019

Posted by ToolGuy
This is an interesting “obit” about an economist who opposed the mainstream and the write-up hints at some of the problems with the discipline we call ecnomics. What do you think about economics?
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Politics
Mar 7, 2019Mar 2019

Posted by ToolGuy
How to fund the Green new deal. Europe’s DiEM25 Solution. The speaker is Yanis Varoufakis, a progressive economist who used to teach in the USA and was finance minister for Greece for 2 years during negotiations that led to the disastrous austerity...
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Academic (e.g., Science)
Feb 22, 2019Feb 2019

Posted by TheAstroChuck
From Integrated Capitalism to Disintegrating Capitalism
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Politics
Jan 14, 2019Jan 2019

Posted by of-the-mountain
Thanks to Their Student Loans, Millennials Expect to Die in Debt:By Chloe Anagnos "Adulting, the now common idiom goes, is hard. And to many millennials, the grim realization that debt will always be part of their lives is not ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Oct 27, 2018Oct 2018

Posted by hippydog
Never ending growth. What are your thoughts on the need for society to keep growing? Is it caused by religion? Or is it just because we have locked ourselves into it and have no way out (that the masses would accept) Do you disagree that we are ...
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News & Links
Oct 27, 2018Oct 2018

Posted by CallMeDave
LINKMore Drumpf Lies
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Love & Relationships
Oct 21, 2018Oct 2018

Posted by HardBlues69
I hope all who want and deserve it will be given the true gift of love. And shall give it back. Loneliness is a sad dark place. I would not wish it on anyone.
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Legalize Cannabis Nationwide/Worldwide
Oct 5, 2018Oct 2018

Posted by OldGoat43
UTAH: Backers of Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Reach A Deal With Legislative Leaders, LDS Church Representatives, and Utah Medical Association Regardless of Proposition 2’s outcome, a compromise medical cannabis bill will be enacted during a ...
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Legalize Cannabis Nationwide/Worldwide
Sep 2, 2018Sep 2018

Posted by LauraUU
Many of you have heard of Beto O’Rourke since he’s been running against Ted Cruz here in Texas. Just wanted to let everyone know that he is for legalizing marijuana. He wrote a book, “Dealing Death and Drugs” on how the War on Drugs caused ...
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Politics
Sep 2, 2018Sep 2018

Posted by HippieChick58
LINKMeet the Economist Behind the One Percent’s Stealth Takeover of America
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Republican Atheists
Aug 26, 2018Aug 2018

Posted by repubatheists
"Economist Thomas Sowell’s recommended reading added to Republican Atheists’ Shop"
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Quotes
Aug 15, 2018Aug 2018

Posted by LB67
Anyone who believes in indefinite growth on a physically finite planet is either mad, or an economist. -David Attenborough
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Conservative Atheists
Aug 14, 2018Aug 2018

Posted by Captain_Feelgood
It seems to me that the biggest difference in the ideologies of our predominantly two party system is social welfare. Dems call us heartless for wanting to make people be as self sufficient as possible, and not reward people for being lazy with gov....
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Political Theory & Policy
Aug 10, 2018Aug 2018

Posted by DZhukovin
Richard Wolff on the ugly side of the class system. You don't have to be left-leaning to agree that our hamster-cage system needs fixing. I like to think I am pragmatic on economics and favor a type of mixed economics, but this socialist ...
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Photography
Aug 9, 2018Aug 2018

Posted by Leafhead
Brand new Monarch
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General & Hellos
Aug 7, 2018Aug 2018

Posted by lerlo
I'm sure this will bring the people I'm talking about out of the woodwork but I have to say that I'm a bit disappointed in this site. I assumed (and you know what happens when you assume) that people who had seen the light regarding religion were of...
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Politics
Aug 1, 2018Aug 2018

Posted by Paul4747
LINKTrump Wants to Unilaterally Give the Rich (Another) Tax Cut
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Health & Happiness
Aug 1, 2018Aug 2018

Posted by Krish55
LINKAn Engineer, an Economist, and an Ecomodernist Walk Into a Bar and Order a Free Lunch . . .
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Music Fans
Jul 11, 2018Jul 2018

Posted by NothinnXpreVails
Alice Cooper - Be My Lover Dedicated to that someone special ?
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Photography
Jul 11, 2018Jul 2018

Posted by Sheannutt
My lavender Bush I had in Arizona 2011
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Canadian, eh?
Jul 10, 2018Jul 2018

Posted by Lukian
Great! Just great. We're still screwed. So much for the Petro-Dollar It's a relationship that Canadians had gotten used to. For years, when the price of oil went up, so did the value of the Canadian dollar. That led to a soaring loonie...
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Politics
Jul 9, 2018Jul 2018

Posted by Beach_slim
Milton Friedman, an economist, was also agnostic. He believed in lower taxes and was libertarian. He would have been rejected by most liberals of this site, modern day communist liberals. Go ahead, Google it. I bet he knows a helluva lot more ...
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Memes R Us
Jun 30, 2018Jun 2018

Posted by mantid30
She is Looking in the Wrong Place
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News & Links
Jun 25, 2018Jun 2018

Posted by doug6352
Thomas Sowell: One Simple Test Whether Marxism is True The great economist Thomas Sowell will be 88 years old this Saturday.
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Out Of The Illusion
Jun 17, 2018Jun 2018

Posted by William_Mary
IMF Warns US of 'Macroeconomic Impact' of Trade Policy Changes (The U.S. economy is being juiced by the administration’s $1.5 trillion package of corporate and income tax cuts as well as higher government spending.) (It noted ...
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