Craig Hardt
Craig Hardt
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Egypt Violence Could Escalate With Mohamed ElBaradei Lawsuit

The case against El Baradei threatens to further polarize Egyptian politics, undermine its citizens' confidence in the government, and limit the possibility for democracy.

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4 Things America Can Learn From Europe

While America still offers its residents a great deal of economic opportunity, Europe is beating the U.S. in a number of key quality of life indicators. Here's why.
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Ron Paul's New Media Channel Will Do Nothing to Fix Media Bias

Ron Paul wants to create a new, independent media channel, but it’s unclear how a station called “Ron Paul Channel” is going to be completely devoid of politics and focused on “the truth.”
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Turkey EU Membership: Will Erdogan's Crackdown Kill Turkey's EU Chances?

The EU has suspended membership talks with Turkey following Erdogan's hyperviolent crackdown on the Taksim Square protests. Is this the death knell for Turkey's European aspirations?
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"Strip Club Senator" Video: Can Represent.Us Help Stop Political Corruption With This Hilarious Video?

"Take it off!" the corporate crowd yells to the senator, who is rewarded for his shameless masquerading with a sea of dollar bills. Is this what politics is really like?
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Taksim Square Protests Prove Economic Growth Isn't the Only Thing That Matters

The ongoing conflict between protesters and the government demonstrates the inadequacy of economic performance as the ultimate measuring stick for political stability and development success.

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Italy Unemployment Rate: Why Italy's New Government Must Focus On Its Youth

An Italy focused on its young people is an Italy likely to emerge from the European recession stronger and better positioned to capitalize when economic conditions rebound.
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Online Sales Tax: Marketplace Fairness Act Shows Surprising Bipartisan Support

The Marketplace Fairness Act would institute a national online sales tax. Democrats and Republicans have formed unconventional battle lines to support it.
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What Is Quantitative Easing? The Case For Ending a Successful Program

Why the Fed should end QE if it wants to lower unemployment and spur economic growth.
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Market Correction 2013: With S&P and Dow At All-Time Highs, is it Time to Sell?

Market prices are at an all-time high, making this a bad time to buy. But with an improving macroeconomic outlook, now might be a bad time to sell as well.
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Gun Control 2013: It's About Government Dysfunction, Not Just Principles

Gun control is often cast as a clash of principles, but 90% of Americans support expanded background checks. The bill's failure in the Senate is due to money and gridlock.