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Was Marx Wrong?

December 14, 2011

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Karl Marx predicted that the working class or proletariat would eventually overthrow the upper classes and establish socialist governments that controlled all means of production.  Marx believed that this would be due to a concept called class conciousness, the recognition of collective interests and personal identification with one’s economic group.  Marx thought that as nations […]

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Civil Rights Violations in Alabama, Again?

December 14, 2011

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The state that started the civil rights movement of the 1960’s has become involved in controversy once again. If some claim that immigration laws for those coming from Latin America aren’t enough, then they only need look at Alabama and even they will be horrified. Alabama’s immigration law utterly lacks any morality in dealing with […]

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Gendercide #trending?

December 13, 2011

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Just imagine you are a young couple expecting your first child, but influences like the traditional custom of preferring a son over a daughter are all around you. Now, imagine that you go to get that ultrasound you have been anxiously waiting for and the doctor announces that it is a girl. You and your […]

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Middle Class: Tax Relief and Job Creation

December 13, 2011

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On Tuesday, December 13th, congress will be motioning to pass a new reform bill (most recently titled the “Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011”) with hopes to make serious progress on improving the current failing economic policies. This bill intends to create new American jobs, extend the payroll tax break, make […]

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First Hand Experience: Movement Destined to Fail

December 12, 2011

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I would like to start this post by giving the context and reasons for the views that I hold on the occupy movement occurring in cities across America. Throughout this post there are many opinions that you may disagree with, but all opinions and ideas I am going to convey come from my first hand […]

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WAL-MART: unfair or good business?

December 11, 2011

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Its getting around the time for the Holidays and everyone is going crazy over where to get the best prices for their gifts and hands down the place most people turn to is Wal-Mart. But if Wal-Mart is a place that everyone goes to do their Holiday shopping because they have the lowest prices then […]

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Recessionary Europe

December 7, 2011

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With large budget deficits and even larger total debt, many members of the EU have experienced a one-two punch as a result of the great recession.  With economies in decline and large increases in debt due to bank bailouts, many countries such as Greece, Italy and others are feeling the pinch.  While this situation is […]

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The NBA Lockout: Lesson Learned?

December 6, 2011

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The NBA Lockout is finally over to everyone’s relief–or at least mine.  As lnk72792 discussed, the players and owners finally managed to set aside their differences and come together to save this year’s season. The NBA, as we all knew, had been broken for years.  Billionaire owners consistently competed to pay players millions of dollars […]

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Are You Smart or Lucky?

December 6, 2011

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Rosseau believes that inequality in society comes from those with less ability exerting power over those with superior ability. He thinks this results in a bad social contract that enforces unequal property relations in which a citizen’s status revolves around what they own instead of their natural abilities. According to Rousseau, those with less natural ability are […]

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America’s Savior; He Came, He Saw and He….Was Killed?

December 5, 2011

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You hear it every day. It’s common knowledge. America is currently in one of the worst financial and social depressions of its modern era; unemployment in October 2011 was 13.897 million and the current total debt is estimated at over $15 Trillion. To be blunt, America is in tough financial times. Very tough times. But […]

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