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Life After the Economic Collapse: How Having Less Will Make Us Happier  

Life After the Economic Collapse: How Having Less Will Make Us Happier
By Sarah van Gelder, Doug Pibel, YES! Magazine
Having big cars, fancy TVs and trendy clothes never made us happy. It only drove us into debt -- and increased our dependence on long work hours. Read more »

5 Disastrous Decisions That Got Us into This Economic Mess  

5 Disastrous Decisions That Got Us into This Economic Mess

We are at a dangerous moment. Behind the debates over future economic policy is a debate over history -- here are the major mistakes that got us here. Read more »

Why Michael Pollan Doesn't Want to Be Secretary of Agriculture  

Why Michael Pollan Doesn't Want to Be Secretary of Agriculture

The writer is not biting at an Internet-fueled citizen's movement to draft him for the cabinet post, but he does have some suggestions. Read more »

Republicans Bring Socialism to Millionaires and Screw the Rest of Us  

Republicans Bring Socialism to Millionaires and Screw the Rest of Us

If tough love is good enough for financially strapped families, why have a poverty program for troubled corporations? Read more »

Plastic Surgery Is Going the Way of the Ugg Boot  

Plastic Surgery Is Going the Way of the Ugg Boot

Women are saying "no" to being nipped and tucked. And the recession may have little to do with it. Read more »

Obama's Smoking Drama  

Obama's Smoking Drama

It is no fun having to explain to people, in person or on national television, how you came to start cigarettes again once they "catch" you. Read more »

Health Experts Make a Perverse Push for Fat-Rich, Red Meat Diets  

Health Experts Make a Perverse Push for Fat-Rich, Red Meat Diets

Most dietitians say people already have too much protein in their diets. So why is increased meat consumption being promoted in medical journals? Read more »

Is Obama Getting Bad Advice on His Appointments?  

Is Obama Getting Bad Advice on His Appointments?

Joel Klein is being considered for secretary of education, which would make as much sense for our schools as Michael Brown did for disaster relief. Read more »

The New Globalism: A Vision for America's Role in the World  

The New Globalism: A Vision for America's Role in the World

Obama will have to recover and renew the distinctly liberal principles and values embedded in the liberal internationalist tradition. Read more »

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O'Reilly and Rove are Crazy, Say the Economic Crisis Is Just a Media Conspiracy  

O'Reilly and Rove are Crazy, Say the Economic Crisis Is Just a Media Conspiracy

Break out the tinfoil hats. Read more »

McDonald's Labor Practices More Harmful Than Its Food  

McDonald's Labor Practices More Harmful Than Its Food

McDonald's has super-sized its anti-union ways. Read more »

Man in Need of Medical Attention Gets Tasered By Skittish Police Instead  

Man in Need of Medical Attention Gets Tasered By Skittish Police Instead

In Oklahoma, a driver goes into severe diabetic shock, but instead of getting help, he's tasered and then handcuffed. Read more »

 

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