Category: Globalization

Alison Rose Levy: The Incredible Belief That Corporate Ownership Does Not Influence Media Content

Corporate ownership of media interferes with the core societal function of the press: reporting and investigating key issues at the intersection of public need and governance

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Akela Lacy: PhRMA Funding a Think Tank to Derail Medicare for All

PhRMA, which depends heavily on government patents and money for research and development, has teamed up with other health care interest groups to try to crush the movement for a single-payer system

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Dean Baker: Government-Granted Patent Monopolies Are Driving Up Drug Prices

Without monopolies, drugs are cheap to make, and there’s no incentive to lie about their benefits and harms

David Kotz: Roots of the U.S.-China Trade Conflict

Every day, the news brings more stories of U.S.-China tensions. What led to the U.S.-China trade conflict? And what would a U.S. pro-worker policy toward China look like?

Sam Pizzigati: Reflections on the Opioid Epidemic

What can we do to stop America’s next horrific eruption of corporate greed?

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Vijay Prashad: The G7 Countries Look Feeble

Iran and Brazil Could Shore Them Up

Tom Conway: ‘New’ NAFTA Fails Workers On Both Sides Of Border

Over the past 20 years, the United States lost 5 million manufacturing jobs and nearly 90,000 factories. Some went to China or Vietnam or India. But a lot went to Mexico

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Dean Baker: China Did Not Trick the US

Trade Negotiators Served Corporate Interests

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Carla Santos Skandier: Time has come to nationalize the US fossil fuel industry

As we gear up for a war-type of mobilization to mitigate the climate crisis, a federal takeover of the oil, gas and coal industry should be on the table

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Juan Cole: Conspiracy Theories Hiding Real Plot: Corporations against Health

The sleight of hand here is to make us forget that Trump’s “Environmental Protection” Agency refused to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to brain damage in babies

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