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THE DARK SIDE OF THE NEW ECONOMY

Darwin Bond-Graham surveys the wreckage of the Bay Area, where the gap between the super-rich and everyone else has never been wider or more repulsive; NADER LOOKS BACK—Laura Flanders goes one-on-one with Ralph Nader on his career, the minimum wage, the state of the American Left and his nostalgia for, yes, Richard Nixon; TRUTH AND LIES IN AFGHANISTAN—Ruth Fowler reports from Kabul on life with drones and the Taliban as the US begins its slow withdrawal; WASTE CULTURE: Kim Nicolini on the films of Harmony Korine; DARKNESS, DARKNESS: Jeffrey St. Clair on secret courts; FIREWORKS: JoAnn Wypijewski on the current state of Star Wars; THE NEW SLAVE MARKET: Kristin Kolb on the great intern auction; HOUSING RED ALERT: Mike Whitney on the looming crash of the housing market; Plus: Let’s Play Two by Lee Ballinger and Our Egregious E Pluribus Unum by Chris Floyd.

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MIKE WHITNEY lives in Washington state. He is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion (AK Press). Hopeless is also available in a Kindle edition. He can be reached at fergiewhitney@msn.com.

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