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Salvatore Babones is a senior lecturer in sociology and social policy at the University of Sydney in Australia and an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) in Washington, DC.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013     

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China's Third Plenum Endorses the "Decisive" Role of the Market -- Unfortunately for China
(2 comments) Making the market "decisive' means that the Chinese government has decided to place profits before people -- and even before that previously invincible talisman, economic growth.

Saturday, November 9, 2013     

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Economic Statistics Myths-- That Growth Benefits All
(7 comments) This year's fast GDP growth underlines one of the great myths of economic statistics: the myth that growth benefits everyone, or at least most people.

Friday, September 13, 2013     

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Jobs
(3 comments) People need jobs. Put them to work. It's that simple.

Sunday, July 28, 2013     

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Need a Job? Join the New Army (Navy) of Servants
(3 comments) Need a job? Join the new servant economy.

Thursday, July 11, 2013     

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Inequality and the Rich
(2 comments) The top 0.5% of Americans are about 1.5 million people. And by definition they're the 1.5 million richest and most powerful people in the country.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013     

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When It Comes to Business Profits, It's the Plutonomy versus the Realonomy -- and the Plutonomy is Winning
(9 comments) If world's big corporations prefer to sit on trillions of dollars in order to avoid paying taxes, let them. If they won't invest, we should.

Sunday, May 19, 2013     

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Inequality and Growth
(4 comments) The inequality and growth debate is a red herring. It just doesn't matter. The problem is inequality, and its solution is simple.

Friday, May 3, 2013     

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Why Are Luxury Car Sales Growing at Record Rates -- In a Recession?
(1 comments) How can sales of super-luxury cars grow at super-fast rates during a recession? The answer is simple: it's not a recession for everyone.

Thursday, April 4, 2013     

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Government Exists to Serve the People, not the Privileged
(7 comments) Call it vote-buying if you want, but when a government effectively buys the votes of 80 or 90 percent of the population, I call that government of the people, by the people, for the people.

Friday, March 29, 2013     

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How Inequality Corrupts Society
(2 comments) The corrupting influence of inequality isn't confined to politics. It is everywhere.

Sunday, March 24, 2013     

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The Great Cyprus Bank Robbery
(13 comments) To make bank depositors pay for a bank bailout is sheer robbery. There is no other word for it.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013     

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Britain Comes Clean on Slave Fortunes
(10 comments) British government funded research is unveiling which of today's British fortunes are directly tied to slave ownership. America should follow suit.

Sunday, February 10, 2013     

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The Problem Isn't Growth; the Problem Is Inequality
(12 comments) How can things be so much worse now when the economy is essentially in the same place it was five or six years ago? The answer in two words is: Rising inequality.

Monday, January 21, 2013     

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To Save Social Security, Raise the Minimum Wage
(4 comments) We have at least twenty years to rebuild the Social Security trust fund. If we raise minimum wages now, we can start rebuilding the fund now.

Saturday, January 12, 2013     

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The Debt Ceiling Gives the President Enormous Power -- He Should Use It
(13 comments) The debt ceiling gives the President enormous power. Instead of letting the Republicans dictate terms to him, he should dictate terms to the Republicans. Here's how to do it.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013     

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Who Won in the Fiscal Cliff Deal?
(1 comments) Who won in the fiscal cliff deal? The lawyers, the doctors, the dentists, the middle managers, the advertising executives, the whole MBA crowd.

Sunday, December 30, 2012     

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Government Keeps Us Rich
(13 comments) Do we need more free markets and more privatization? Economists say yes. History says no.

Thursday, December 27, 2012     

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There Is no American Left
(68 comments) Why are the only two choices in US politics--the responsible center-right and the barbarian nationalist extreme? It wasn't always this way.