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Rousseau, Aristotle, and Freud on Political Narcissism

Wes Alwan Partially Examined Life Rousseau was not a cheerful fellow. According to Terry Eagleton, he’d be even less cheerful if he were alive to see what has happened to the public sphere and educational system in Europe: … would … Continue reading

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Sensible Australians will see carbon pricing as a change for the better

Julia Gillard The Australian AUSTRALIA’S present prosperity is built on the hard work of every Australian and the hard decisions we have made, together, for reform. But many of the reforms we look back on today as necessary changes were … Continue reading

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England Swings – UK

ABC Australia Journeyman Pictures With the Olympics just around the corner, not every Londoner is accepting the runaway hyperbole surrounding the city’s big sporting carnival. We take a look at both sides of the debate raging in the capital. “No … Continue reading

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Swiss canton to vote on assisted suicide on June 17

Michael Cook BioEdge The Swiss canton of Vaud will hold a referendum on June 17 to decide whether nursing homes and hospitals must accept assisted suicide on their premises. (Vaud is a French-speaking canton in the east, whose capital is … Continue reading

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Gang Stigmata – Honduras

Journeyman Pictures May 2012 In the Honduran barrios crime carries a permanent stigma – gang members are indelibly tattooed with their histories of violence. Desperate to escape their past, some have begun a painful path to rehabilitation. Gang activity has … Continue reading

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City rentals too pricey for low-income tenants

ABC A new survey shows low-income earners are being priced out of the rentals market in Australian capital cities. Anglicare’s rental affordability snapshot tests how affordable the private rental market is for households on government payments and the minimum wage. … Continue reading

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The Ascendence of Sociopaths in US Governance

Doug Casey LewRockwell An International Man lives and does business wherever he finds conditions most advantageous, regardless of arbitrary borders. He’s diversified globally, with passports from multiple countries, assets in several jurisdictions and his residence in yet another. He doesn’t … Continue reading

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Goldman Banker goes Rogue amid the Fed’s Recent Stress Tests w/Naked Capitalism’s Yves Smith

RT Welcome to Capital Account. Goldman Sachs gets outed in a scathing resignation letter on the New York Times op-ed page today from executive director and head of Goldman Sach’s US equity derivatives business in Europe, Greg Smith. In the … Continue reading

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