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  • December 11, 2006

    Globalization with a Human Face

    Globalization must not be allowed to become financial imperialism: Capitalism's strongest-takes-all rule must give way to one that ensures that the poor have a place and a piece of the action.

    Mohammad Yunus

  • December 7, 2006

    Sweepstakes of Greed, 2006

    It's getting close to New Year's and time for annual awards. And in the 2006 Sweepstakes of Greed, the winners are...

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • December 7, 2006

    The Plot Against Equality

    Walter Benn Michaels's The Trouble With Diversity challenges us to remove our race-tinted glasses and view the world in the class-based terms that, he argues, define it.

    Robert S. Boynton

  • December 7, 2006

    Free-Trade Bondage in Jordan

    The Jordan-US free-trade agreement was supposed to be a labor-rights model. It's been a disaster.

    Kristen Gillespie

  • December 6, 2006

    Show Me the Money

    A man can be rich, but only a nation can be wealthy. And if anyone suffers from poverty, our whole country bears the shame.

    Walter Mosley


  • December 4, 2006

    Draining the Gene Pool

    A plant gene that could protect organic crops from contamination from genetically engineered seeds is out of reach to most organic farmers, thanks to an agribusiness patent.

    Lisa M. Hamilton

  • December 4, 2006

    Latinos Lean Left: Bringing Down the GOP’s Big Tent

    Latino voters walked away from the GOP in the midterm elections, a payback for the party's ruthlessly anti-immigrant stance.

    Roberto Lovato

  • December 4, 2006

    The ‘Seattle Senators’

    Newly elected advocates of fair trade in the House and Senate could reverse the free-trade absolutism of the Clinton and Bush years.

    John Nichols

  • November 28, 2006

    Coffee, Tea or Another Airline Merger?

    As US Air seeks to create a mega-airline by gobbling up Delta, the evidence mounts that a free market in the sky just doesn't work.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • November 27, 2006

    The Day the Music Died

    It's the end of the world as we know it: Tower Records, the last great CD emporium, is closing, victim of the iPod and MP3 revolution. As Wal-Mart and other big-box stores pick up the slack, will niche music also perish?

    Max Fraser