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U.S. Healthcare Isn’t Broken–It’s Fixed

If you want to understand why the U.S. healthcare system is bankrupt, financially, morally and politically, then start with this representative anecdote from a U.S. physician.

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Jordan Belfort – From ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ To ‘Deadbeat On Main Street’

For Jordan Belfort -the Long Island penny-stock boiler-room operator of "Wolf of Wall Street" infamy - trouble does not seem to stray too far from his life on 'Main Street' as prosecutors say, he isn’t just a con, but also a deadbeat, and they want him to pay up.

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[WATCH] Superhero 4-Year-Old Uses His Powers To Feed The Homeless

One four-year-old superhero has taken to the streets to use his superpowers for good.  Austin Perrine is a mild-mannered little boy from Birmingham, Alabama, however, once a week he turns into this alter ego: a superhero whose goal is feeding as many homeless people as possible.

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Taking the Pulse of a Weakening Economy

Corporate buybacks provide the key analogy for the economy as a whole.

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Crisis In Cali: Workers Face ‘Buckets Of Feces And Needles’ As Homelessness Worsens

Workers in California who are desperately trying to clean up the state because of the skyrocketing homeless population are facing grotesque conditions. Some workers even fear for their health after being faced with buckets of fecal matter and dirty needles.

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The Blowback Against Facebook, Google and Amazon Is Just Beginning

The typical corporation can buy political influence, but Facebook and Google are manipulating the machinery of democracy itself. That's a much more dangerous type of power than buying political influence or manipulating public opinion by openly publishing biased "news."

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The Secret Circle That Controls Governments

Who is in charge of destroying economies? One group has been virtually forgotten. Its influence is enormous. It has existed since 1973.

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Connecting the Dots of Big Data, Soaring Corporate Profits and Trade Wars

It's self-evident that we cannot possibly understand trade, soaring corporate profits, Facebook's data collection or the economy without understanding the core role played by Big Data in reaping outsized profits and pushing narratives.

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Our Strange Attraction to Self-Destructive Behaviors, Choices and Incentives

Self-destruction isn't a bug, it's a feature of our socio-economic system.

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Seven Months Post Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico Hit With Island Wide Blackouts

Seven months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, those on the island are struggling with blackouts once again. This latest power outage follows a series of outages in the months since Maria.

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