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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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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 27, 2013
China's Third Plenum Endorses the "Decisive" Role of the Market -- Unfortunately for China 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.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 9, 2013
Economic Statistics Myths-- That Growth Benefits All 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.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 13, 2013
Jobs People need jobs. Put them to work. It's that simple.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 28, 2013
Need a Job? Join the New Army (Navy) of Servants Need a job? Join the new servant economy.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 11, 2013
Inequality and the Rich 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.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 4, 2013
When It Comes to Business Profits, It's the Plutonomy versus the Realonomy -- and the Plutonomy is Winning 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.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 19, 2013
Inequality and Growth The inequality and growth debate is a red herring. It just doesn't matter. The problem is inequality, and its solution is simple.
Bentley Mansory Continental GT Speed, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 3, 2013
Why Are Luxury Car Sales Growing at Record Rates -- In a Recession? 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.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 4, 2013
Government Exists to Serve the People, not the Privileged 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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 29, 2013
How Inequality Corrupts Society The corrupting influence of inequality isn't confined to politics. It is everywhere.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 24, 2013
The Great Cyprus Bank Robbery To make bank depositors pay for a bank bailout is sheer robbery. There is no other word for it.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Britain Comes Clean on Slave Fortunes British government funded research is unveiling which of today's British fortunes are directly tied to slave ownership. America should follow suit.
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(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Problem Isn't Growth; the Problem Is Inequality 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.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 21, 2013
To Save Social Security, Raise the Minimum Wage 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.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 12, 2013
The Debt Ceiling Gives the President Enormous Power -- He Should Use It 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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Who Won in the Fiscal Cliff Deal? Who won in the fiscal cliff deal? The lawyers, the doctors, the dentists, the middle managers, the advertising executives, the whole MBA crowd.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 30, 2012
Government Keeps Us Rich Do we need more free markets and more privatization? Economists say yes. History says no.
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(68 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 27, 2012
There Is no American Left Why are the only two choices in US politics--the responsible center-right and the barbarian nationalist extreme? It wasn't always this way.