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" Globalization and free trade do spur economic growth, and they lead to lower prices on many goods. "
" Drug company payments to doctors are a small part of a much larger strategy by Big Pharma to clean our pockets. "
" Liberals are concerned about the concentration of wealth because it almost inevitably leads to a concentration of power that undermines democracy. "
" When I was a small boy, I was bullied more than most, mainly because I was a foot shorter than everyone else. "
" Public institutions are supported by all taxpayers and are available to all. "
" Increasingly, corporate nationality is whatever a corporation decides it is. "
" The 'free market' is the product of laws and rules continuously emanating from legislatures, executive departments, and courts. "
" Only if everyone buys insurance can insurers afford to cover people with preexisting conditions or pay the costs of catastrophic diseases. "
" News and images move so easily across borders that attitudes and aspirations are no longer especially national. Cyber-weapons, no longer the exclusive province of national governments, can originate in a hacker's garage. "
" The only way back toward a democracy and economy that work for the majority is for most of us to get politically active once again, becoming organized and mobilized. "
" There will always be a business cycle, and white-collar workers will get hit in the next recession like they always do in recessions. "
" Walmart isn't your average mom-and-pop operation. It's the largest employer in America. As such, it's the trendsetter for millions of other employers of low-wage workers. "
" What someone is paid has little or no relationship to what their work is worth to society. "
" When times are tough, public employees should have to make the same sacrifices as everyone else. "
" Tax laws favor capital over labor, giving capital gains a lower rate than ordinary income. The rich get humongous mortgage interest deductions while renters get no deduction at all. "
" Standing up to bullies is the hallmark of a civilized society. "
" In truth, government has been good to Wall Street and big business. "
" Economies are risky. Some industries rise, and others implode, like housing. Some places get richer, and others drop, like Atlantic City. Some people get new jobs that pay better, many lose their jobs or their wages. "
" Money buys the most experienced teachers, less-crowded classrooms, high-quality teaching materials, and after-school programs. "
" I wish it were simply a nightmare, but I think that any reasonable person watching American politics would come to the conclusion that a second Bush administration would in fact incorporate a more radicalized version of what we've seen in the first administration. "
" A society - any society - is defined as a set of mutual benefits and duties embodied most visibly in public institutions: public schools, public libraries, public transportation, public hospitals, public parks, public museums, public recreation, public universities, and so on. "
" The monied interests are doing what they do best - making money. The rest of us need to do what we can do best - use our voices, our vigor, and our votes. "
" During three decades from 1947 to 1977, the nation implemented what might be called a basic bargain with American workers. Employers paid them enough to buy what they produced. "
" Community colleges are great bargains. They avoid the fancy amenities four-year liberal arts colleges need in order to lure the children of the middle class. "
" We don't have to sit by and watch our meritocracy be replaced by a permanent aristocracy, and our democracy be undermined by dynastic wealth. "
" Those who take their money abroad in an effort to avoid paying American taxes should lose their American citizenship. "
" It's not government's business what people do in their private bedrooms. "
" Before the rise of the nation-state, between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, the world was mostly tribal. Tribes were united by language, religion, blood, and belief. They feared other tribes and often warred against them. "
" Over the long term, the only way we're going to raise wages, grow the economy, and improve American competitiveness is by investing in our people - especially their educations. "
" A lot of attention has been going to social values - abortion, gay rights, other divisive issues - but economic values are equally important. "
" Obviously, personal responsibility is important. But there's no evidence that people who are poor are less ambitious than anyone else. In fact, many work long hours at backbreaking jobs. "