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    Why we fight

    Once upon a time wars were fought for fun and profit. Modern nations can’t enrich themselves by waging war. Yet wars keep happening. Why?

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    Inequality is a drag on the economy

    Therer is solid evidence, coming from places like the International Monetary Fund, that high inequality is a drag on growth, and that redistribution can be good for the economy.

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    Obama’s other success

    Like Obamacare, financial reform is working a lot better than anyone listening to the news media would imagine.

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    Corporate artful dodgers

    There is one big difference between corporate persons and the likes of you and me: On current trends, we’re heading toward a world in which only the human people pay taxes.

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    Failed presidency? Facts don’t support that

    Several times in recent weeks I’ve found myself in conversations with liberals who shake their heads sadly and express their disappointment with President Barack Obama. Why? I suspect that they’re being influenced, often without realizing it, by the prevailing media narrative.

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    New carbon policy could start global reaction for the better

    Maybe it’s me, but the predictable right-wing cries of outrage over the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules on carbon seem oddly muted and unfocused. I mean, these are the people who managed to create national outrage over nonexistent death panels. Now the Obama administration...

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    Springtime for Wall Street, but not America

    By any normal standard, economic policy since the onset of the financial crisis has been a dismal failure. It’s true that we avoided a full replay of the Great Depression. But employment has taken more than six years to claw its way back to pre-crisis levels — years when we should ...

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    The Piketty panic

    “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” the new book by French economist Thomas Piketty, is a bona fide phenomenon. Other books on economics have been best-sellers, but Piketty’s contribution is serious, discourse-changing scholarship in a way most best-sellers aren’t. ...

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    Race still drives conservatives’ positions on many issues

    There are many negative things you can say about Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee and the GOP’s de facto intellectual leader. But you have to admit that he’s a very articulate guy, an expert at sounding as if he knows what he’s talking about.

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    Reducing income inequality likely to spur growth

    Taking action to reduce the extreme inequality of 21st-century America would probably increase, not reduce, economic growth. Let’s start with the evidence.

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