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Tax bill an example of why young people hate capitalism

On a Friday night last month, I moderated a debate in Manhattan about whether we should scrap capitalism. It was organized by the socialist magazine Jacobin; defending capitalism were editors from the libertarian publication Reason. Tickets for all available 450 seats sold out in a day. So Jacobin moved it to a venue that holds around twice as many. The extra tickets sold out in eight hours.

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GOP tax cuts does nothing to avoid our financial reckoning

If you stayed up until the wee small hours on Friday night to watch the passage of the Republican tax bill on CSPAN, you heard a lot of debatable propositions. Would tax cuts really grow the economy as much as Republicans said? Would they really throw tens of millions of people off health insurance, as Democrats said? And so on and so forth.

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College basketball season begins under odiferous clouds

Although it is plausible to suspect this, it is not true that the Credit Mobilier scandal of the late 1860-early 1870s (financial shenanigans by politicians and others surrounding construction of the Union Pacific Railroad) and the 1920s Teapot Dome scandal (shady dealings by politicians and others concerning government oil leases) were entangled with Division One college basketball programs. Back then, there were no such programs. About the 1970s Watergate scandal, however, suspicions remain.

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