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Big retailers and fast-food companies are the real ‘welfare queens’ in today’s economy

For the past 40 years, corporate America has spent untold millions convincing lawmakers and the wider public that government intervention in the private sector results in painful unintended consequences that harm us all. At the same time, corporate-…  …

Nothing’s changed: Both political parties aim to protect and reinforce the capitalist system

Democrats like moderate Keynesianism. Republicans favor free markets unfettered. The crisis-ridden system is never challenged The economic aim of both major US political parties is, in the end, the same: to protect and reinforce the capitalist system. The Republican party does so chiefly by means of a systematic, unremitting demonization…