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The do-it-yourself version of pensions is a flop, as many Americans have painfully learned. ---->>>

A profound political question is suddenly on the table: Must the country continue to give precedence to private financial gain and market determinism over human lives and broad public values? ---->>>

Everyone's values are defined by what they will tolerate when it is done to others. ---->>>

The regime of globalization promotes an unfettered marketplace as the dynamic instrument organizing international relations. ---->>>

Obviously, people with low or even moderate incomes could not afford such savings rates, and even diligent savings from their low wages would not be enough to pay for either retirement or healthcare. ---->>>

Folks in the bottom half of the economy are already squeezed hard. They will be bloodied and bankrupt if economic policy inadvertently induces a recession. ---->>>

If we have wealth, it will be protected from inflation and possibly even enhanced in value. ---->>>

In the deregulated realm of US banking and finance, crime does occasionally pay for its foul deeds, not in prison time but by making modest rebates to the victims.

In the deregulated realm of US banking and finance, crime does occasionally pay for its foul deeds, not in prison time but by making modest rebates to the victims.

Leaks and whispers are a daily routine of news-gathering in Washington. ---->>>

If US per capita income continues to grow at a rate of 1.5 percent a year, the country will have plenty of money to finance comfortable retirements and high-quality healthcare for all citizens, including those at the bottom of the wage ladder. ---->>>

The threat to globalization is not the wasted American dollars but Washington's readiness to mix US commercial interests with its self-appointed role as global protector. ---->>>

Americans cannot teach democracy to the world until they restore their own. ---->>>

Animal-rights advocates remind us of this admonition: The ways in which people treat animals will be reflected in how people relate to one another. ---->>>

The ways in which people treat animals will be reflected in how people relate to one another. ---->>>

The burnt odor in Washington is from the disintegrating authority of the governing classes. ---->>>

The economy is not governed with the bottom half in mind. ---->>>

As the world's finest democracy, we do not do guillotines. But there are other less bloody rituals of humiliation, designed to reassure the populace that order is restored, the Republic cleansed. ---->>>

The point is, the political reporters are the ones who no longer understand the ritual they are covering. They keep searching for political meanings in the tepid events when a convention is now essentially a human drama and only that. ---->>>

Children born today have a fifty-fifty chance of living to 100. ---->>>

If you think about it, Washington's overwhelming power in the world is founded on death, the awesome arsenal for killing people. ---->>>

In 1900 Americans on average lived for only 49 years and most working people died still on the job. ---->>>

In this country you can say aloud or publish just about anything you like. ---->>>

Nevertheless, I resist cynicism and continue to believe in the possibilities for genuine democracy. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 08-06, 1936
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
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Occupation: Author

William Harold Greider (born August 6, 1936) is an American journalist and author who writes primarily about economics.(wikipedia)