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Prisoners of the American Dream

Mar 22,2018 – JORDAN TIMES – Stefanie Stantcheva To many observers, US Republicans’ recent passage of a sweeping tax bill was out of step with the country’s needs. With inequality worsening, would not most Americans want to close the income gap by instituting a more progressive tax system? Surprisingly, the […]

The improbable reformers

Jun 16,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – Nina L. Khrushcheva Over the last few years, Pope Francis has reinvigorated the Catholic Church’s core message with passionate criticism of unbridled capitalism and a new, more progressive worldview. In the United States primaries, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is doing much the same […]

The fascism of the affluent

Jan 31,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – JOSCHKA FISCHER There is an alarming political shift to the right occurring on both sides of the Atlantic, linked to the growing force of openly chauvinist political parties and figures: Donald Trump in the United States, Marine Le Pen in France. Other names could […]