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A short Citizen Radio with Patient Zero (ALSO: Morsi’s power grab and thoughts on Black Friday)

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Listen to the new episode of Citizen Radio and subscribe to the free podcast. Jamie is sick, but here’s a new (short) Citizen Radio! Egyptian President Morsi’s power grab,thoughts on Black Friday, and not too much vomiting. Citizen Radio is a member-supported show. Visit wearecitizenradio.com to sign up and support media that won’t lead you to war! [...]

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Former economic hitman, John Perkins

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Listen to Citizen Radio and subscribe to the free podcast. (Originally aired 12/23/09) Citizen Radio interviews author, activist, and former Economic Hit Man, John Perkins, for the full hour! As an EHM (Economic Hit Man), Perkins’s job was to convince Third World countries to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development—loans that were much larger than needed—and [...]

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“With Notably Rare Exceptions”

You guys, I never realized how hilarious Alan Greenspan is… Today’s competitive markets, whether we seek to recognise it or not, are driven by an international version of Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” that is unredeemably opaque. With notably rare exceptions (2008, for example), the global “invisible hand” has created relatively stable exchange rates, interest rates, [...]

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Just fake it

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By allowing banks to kick people out of their homes using fraudulent creative paperwork, this kind of fraud is inevitable. A sign in the front of a building on West 39th Street tells visitors that it’s the Unicredit Debt Resolution Center in Erie. Once debtors got inside, they were fooled into believing they were in [...]

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Capitalism didn’t save the miners

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The WSJ published a ridiculous article yesterday that claims Capitalism saved the Chilean miners, and opens with a boldface lie when writer Daniel Henninger proclaims, “It needs to be said.” Does it, Daniel? Does it really? Henninger believes the rescue of the miners is a smashing success for free market Capitalism because without that nifty [...]

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Backdoor segregation of schools fueled by classism

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Lately, the charter school craze has been widely criticized for reinforcing segregation. Researchers led by UCLA education researcher Gary Orfield have found that black students make up most urban charter schools in the US, but that in western states, white students are a near-majority of charter school enrollment. Obviously, segregating schools based on race has [...]

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The Yes Men target World Economic Forum

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In a series of diabolically stupid video manipulations, a cabal of anti-poverty filmmakers have performed an elaborate slander of the World Economic Forum, showing its “leading lights” taking a dramatic departure from the litany of meaningless pledges they usually make at the annual gathering in the Swiss resort town. In response, WEF spokesperson Adrian Monck [...]

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The age of Hypercapitalism

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I was asked by Davis Fleetwood to write up a brief summary of what I believe to be the “most important story of the past decade.” Picking just one story is a pretty daunting task considering the list of possible choices: the ongoing Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan assaults, torture, poverty, and global warming. However, I chose [...]

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