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Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:21 am
 Even in this country of grand egalitarian aspirations, the U.S. actually had no broad middle class until one was created in the 1930s and ‘40s. And, yes, “created” is the correct term for...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:19 am
 Inequality doesn’t just come out of the blue, it’s intentionally created by decisions that elites make – usually behind closed doors, so those knocked down don’t know what (or who) hit t...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 01:21 am
 Let’s talk about two daily essentials: breakfast and, of course, beer.Mass marketers of breakfast cereals have been in a downward sales spiral for about a decade, so they’re getting back to...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:19 am
 In September Amazon, the $136-billion-a-year, multi-tentacled monopolist, sparked a prairie fire of excitement among state and local economic development officials when it coyly announced its in...
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:16 am
Jim Hightower is on vacation this week.The chorus of loud demands for Senator Al Franken’s resignation began from the moment that Leeann Tweeden accused him of sexual harassment. Those calls intensi...
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:18 am
 “We’ve had a great relationship,” exulted a giddy Donald Trump, following his two-day schmoozefest in Manila with the thuggish president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte.Duterte, a self...
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 12:18 am
 No one has imagined corporate domination more expansively nor pushed it harder or further than Jeffery Preston Bezos, and his Amazon stands today as the most advanced and the most ambitious mode...

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