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The Butcher Washes His Hands Before Weighing the Meat

✑ VIJAY PRASHAD (Tricontinental Institute)` ╱ ± 12 minutes
We live in the Age of the Strongmen – the time of authoritarianism.

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What is the just pay? Capitalists, John Roemer and the Cultural Revolution

✑ BRANKO MILANOVIC` ╱ ± 6 minutes
John Roemer set the stage for what has since been a flourishing area of inequality studies.

Socialism, Land and Banking

✑ MICHAEL HUDSON` ╱ ± 28 minutes
If society does not control the banks and financial sector, they will control society.

Marx For Me (And Hopefully For Others Too)

✑ BRANKO MILANOVIC` ╱ ± 6 minutes
‟Class analysis is absolutely crucial for all students of inequality.

Six Lies on Trade

✑ DEAN BAKER (Truthout.org)` ╱ ± 7 minutes
‟We need a trade policy that is about raising the living standards of working people.

Not By Politics Alone

✑ ANDREW KLIMAN` ╱ ± 18 minutes
‟Politics alone, decision-making alone, cannot create a new society.

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