A Medical Perspective of Capitalism

As a future doctor, I have a penchant for analyzing everyday situations and relationships with a scientific, empirical mindset. That is, as I see social constructs and interactions, organizational structures and systems of both governments and communities, I try to reconcile them

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Deflategate: Capitalism on the Gridiron

For those who are mercifully unaware of the latest kerfuffle within the NFL, here is an unmerciful summary of the now infamous “Deflategate.” Deflategate refers to a conspiracy allegedly enabled by Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady involving a scheming deflation of game balls. Emerging

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New Populism’s Fallacy of Progress

[PLEASE NOTE: This is a reposting of Arthur Knott’s article that appeared in The Socialist in July of 2014.] In 2013, a group of Wall Street regulators shifted nervously in their seats sitting before a Congressional panel. The woman who sat before

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Gentrification and the Class Cleansing of our Cities

Baltimore, Baseball and Burning Buildings The Hartford Courant recently published the editorial “Why Hartford Is In A Better Place Than Baltimore.” That truth remaining undetermined, Hartford and Baltimore are at least historically comparable. Urban development projects, like Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Hartford’s recent

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Time to Put the Poor in Charge

Centuries ago, explorers, and economically charged navigators, firmly put to rout the idea of a “flat” world. Today, rather than equalizing development’s inborn global disparity, and rather than leveling the economic playing field, globalization has ushered into existence tremendous instances of developmental

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