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Archive for June 2012

Why the worst recession since the Great Depression

June 29, 2012

Facts shared in a speech by US Senator Bernie Sanders, the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history: The American people are angry because they are living through the worst recession since the Great Depression. Unemployment is not 8.2%, real unemployment is closer to 15%. Today the wealthiest 400 individuals in America own […]

America writing off Social Security for the elderly

June 18, 2012

When neoconservatives, politicians, and high ranking military officers speak of a 30-year war against terrorism, there is no discussion about its affordability or whether the one significant attack (September 11, 2001) that is attributed, perhaps incorrectly, to Muslim terrorists justifies an open-ended war against a dozen countries. There is no discussion of the burden on […]

Why do they hate us

June 6, 2012

Americans ask, “Why do they hate us?” Stephen M. Walt, Harvard professor of international relations, suggests: Remember the Golden Rule? “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” I’ve been thinking that Americans ought to reflect a bit more on the long-term costs of our willingness to do unto others in ways […]