Democracy vs. Capitalism

Trumpeting Triumph Over Castro: New President Yearns to Turn Back Time

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By David Underhill – MOBILE, Ala. – Most American cities have official sister cities sprinkled around the globe. Mobile’s include Havana, Cuba. This happened three decades ago through the unorthodox efforts of a few Mobilians. They decided to ignore the chronic Cold War anti-commie fevers of the time and focus instead on the three centuries…

Special Interests Pour Millions in Dark Money Into Local Elections

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By Lauren McCauley – While the outsized influence that Big Money is having on federal elections is well-documented, the local impact of the Supreme Court’s 2011 Citizens United vs. FEC ruling has not been fully realized — until now. The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law on Sunday published a…

Karl Popper on Democracy: The Open Society and its Enemies Revisited

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Editor’s Note: In 1988 The Economist invited the philosopher Karl Popper to write an article on democracy. It appeared in the issue of April 23rd that year and made the case for a two-party system. As America’s presidential race begins, we are republishing it, below. The first book in English by Professor Sir Karl Popper…

The Egregious History of Coca-Cola: A Capitalist Abuser

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By Heather Gray – Years ago, Alex Cockburn tried to encourage me to write a book about The Coca-Cola Company. I haven’t done this as yet. But he would be pleased, however, about me mentioning the recent victory reported by the India Resource Center regarding Coca-Cola Expansion Plans Rejected” in India. This was followed by…