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The False Face of Capitalism

The premier American liberal politician in the candor of a private letter asserts, the system is fatally corrupt and has been for more than a century. Seventy–five years...
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Core Values for a New Economy: First is Equality

Once you accept the premise of human equality as a basic value, you easily understand how a money-jobs economic system violates this value.
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The Forgotten History of American Support for the Shah

The week of February 11th marked the 35th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution; the popular uprising that successfully deposed the Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The Shah had ruled the...
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A Hospital Too Far

After shoveling snow, a 50-year-old man struggles for breath and tells his wife that it feels as if someone is "sitting on his chest." Although it is cool inside...
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What Researchers Learned About Gun Violence Before Congress Killed Funding

President Obama has directed the Centers for Disease Control to research gun violence as part of his legislative package on gun control. The CDC hasn’t pursued this kind of...
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“Job Creators?”

It is only under conditions in which private property in the form of the formalized control by a relative few over the means to life, that “creating jobs” makes...
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Money Irrationality

Money: The Irrational Rationer


Money-based societies throughout the world often fail to reward people who do work truly necessary to the well being of the community, often at big physical risk to themselves.

Heart Analysis

Heart Disease and NSAIDS: A Recipe for Disaster


Within days of taking a prescribed NSAID, a patient with previously stable heart failure was lying in an ICU clinging to life with severe congestive heart failure (CHF) and acute renal failure.


Why Socialism?


Socialism says your children are as important as mine. Your health is as important as mine. Your city is as important as mine. Your prosperity in the end makes my life better. Capitalism creates problems for society -- Socialism solves problems.

Merit and Individuality

The Liberal Version of Individualism


Conservatives view social inequality as due to individual merit. Liberals acknowledge the impact of social factors such as racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of structural discrimination.