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« on: July 19, 2012, 07:39:34 am »
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I only came across this website recently. Just look at this article: http://wsws.org/articles/2012/jul2012/taxe-j11.shtml

or this: http://wsws.org/articles/2012/jul2012/bain-j17.shtml

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The Obama campaign has been careful to stop well short of any criticism of predatory capitalism, repeatedly signaling to its own supporters in the world of hedge funds and private equity that there is will be no shift in regulatory policy, despite the demagogy against Romney and Bain. One such signal was the decision to appoint Newark Mayor Cory Booker—who denounced the criticism of Bain Capital as “nauseating”—to the prestigious position of chairman of the platform committee at the Democratic National Convention.

To complete the unedifying spectacle, the Obama administration now relies for its financial management on a former Bain executive, Jeffrey Zients, the acting head of the Office of Management and Budget (who replaced OMB director Jacob Lew, the former Citigroup banker who is now White House chief of staff). Zients began his financial career at Bain & Co., the company that spun off Bain Capital, and is believed to be the wealthiest individual in the Obama administration, with a personal fortune of $200 million, rivaling Romney’s.

Reading it makes me depressed...

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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 09:56:58 pm »
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I went to a lecture that the SEP sponsored at Cornell in April.. the site can lapse into standard Trot refrains, but the good stuff is good, and just by its nature it is better than ~99% of the 'political' websites out there.  "FS"
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012, 11:26:53 am »
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It's a bunch of trot vomit outside of it's A+ coverage on budget cuts and worker action. Read its articles on the success of SYRIZA in Greece for proof of this.
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012, 02:31:44 pm »
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Who puts "web site" in the title of a web site?
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2012, 03:15:05 pm »
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Well, they seem to view socialism as a 'positive good', so HS by default.
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2012, 04:47:55 pm »
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I've never read any articles there before and am too lazy to set aside time for reading enough of them to develop an opinion, so yeah... I don't know. I haven't been a fan of Trots for quite a few years now but then again, maybe they run a great site. Whatever works for them. :p
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2012, 10:55:10 pm »
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I haven't seen the site, but I'm not a fan of hard-line socialism, and if they actually speak like stereotypical communists, even worse. Now, if there was a World Social Democracy website, I'd like that.
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2012, 02:02:00 am »
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FS obviously
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2012, 03:33:40 pm »
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FS on foreign policy and civil liberties, HS on most other issues.
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2012, 03:36:39 pm »
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Often remarkably silly and lapses into self-parody at times (which clearly would be a first for Trots...) but can be useful if you know how to read it.
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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2012, 08:23:35 pm »
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Horrible sight.  They think that the Syrian government is supported by its people.  They also think that Tsipras and Vendola are neo-liberal bank lovers. 
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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2012, 10:09:31 pm »
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HS, Assad apologists and communists to boot.
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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2012, 10:22:51 pm »
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Horrible sight.  They think that the Syrian government is supported by its people.  They also think that Tsipras and Vendola are neo-liberal bank lovers. 
Well to be fair, we won't know if he is until his party wins the elections.
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