Category Archives: US

Why Is Narcissism Increasing Among Young Americans?

Narcissism is a serious social and psychological problem.  The term refers to an inflated view of the self, coupled with relative indifference to others.  People who are high in this trait fail to help others unless there is immediate gain … Continue reading

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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success

Since the 1980s, the main driver of Finnish education policy has been the idea that every child should have exactly the same opportunity to learn, regardless of family background, income, or geographic location. Education has been seen first and foremost … Continue reading

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Who Rules America: Wealth, Income, and Power

This document presents details on the wealth and income distributions in the United States, and explains how we use these two distributions as power indicators. Some of the information may come as a surprise to many people. In fact, I … Continue reading

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Nasce um novo movimento social nos Estados Unidos

Ler A presença de um amplo leque de sindicatos transformou o perfil do movimento iniciado por algumas centenas de jovens em Nova York, em sua maioria brancos, de universidades privadas, no dia 17 de setembro. Mudou não só em números, … Continue reading

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Latin America: Growth, Stability and Inequalities: Lessons for the US and EU

Read The image of Latin America portrayed by the mass media and held by the educated public is a region of frequent coups, periodical revolutions, perpetual military dictatorships, alternating boom and bust economies and an ever-present International Monetary Fund (IMF) … Continue reading

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Follow the Money: Behind Europe’s Debt Crisis Lurks Another Giant Bailout of Wall Street

Read Today Ben Bernanke added his voice to those who are worried about Europe’s debt crisis. But why exactly should America be so concerned? Yes, we export to Europe – but those exports aren’t going to dry up. And in … Continue reading

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How Killer Student Debt and Unemployment Made Young People the Leaders at Occupy Wall Street

Read “That we’re young only means we have the most to lose by standing idle,” say the young protesters mocked by mainstream media. But let’s focus on the young. The issue of debt, especially student debt, hovers over the protests. … Continue reading

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OccupyWallSt – First Official Release

Read This was unanimously voted on by all members of Occupy Wall Street Sept 29. It is our first official document for release. We have three more underway, that will likely be released in the upcoming days: 1) A declaration … Continue reading

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The Best Among Us

Read There are no excuses left. Either you join the revolt taking place on Wall Street and in the financial districts of other cities across the country or you stand on the wrong side of history. Either you obstruct, in … Continue reading

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A filosofia por trás do movimento ‘Ocupar Wall Street’

Ler Sem luta contra o capital financeiro, ordenar “austeridade” é ato de crueldade; e ordenar estímulos é ilusão. O FMI e os políticos norteamericanos não querem desafiar a classe financeira. Lá, em Wall Street, Manhattan, norteamericanos comuns decidiram enfrentar, de … Continue reading

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