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Unions Neutered; Class Warfare Rages On

Muncie, IN Blog– Over the past several years, I’ve been given Sheila Kennedy pokes from the left in her daily informative blog. She fits the mold of a classic Clintonite while I support Sanders vision of Democratic Socialism because he’s much closer to where we need to be if we want to see globalization successful. The […]

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Globalization Is Not the Problem

Trumpism Isn’t The Solution for the Rust Belt By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – My immediate goal at Muncie Voice back in 2011 was to hold our local press accountable for yellow journalism (muckraking). Researching globalization and learning about neoliberalism was not even on the radar, but one thing led to another. They are […]

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Middletown Knows Trickle-Down Economics is Voodoo

Middletown Knows Trickle-Down Economics is Voodoo; Now Washington Does Too Muncie, Indiana -Muncie Voice just finished an article last week titled the Middletown Manifesto – Indiana’s Connection to the Big Lie. We connect Jeb Bush’s family and the Clinton’s to the biggest lies told Americans to push public policies which have directly destroyed Middletown, USA […]

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Middletown Manifesto – Indiana’s Connection to the Big Lie

MUNCIE, Indiana – We chose to work within the already established “Middletown” theme for Muncie Voice because our small Indiana community is a microcosm of the struggling working class, or a casualty of the post-manufacturing industry consolidation which moved overseas during the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the 90’s. Muncie never recovered because […]

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Why Rep. Luke Messer Isn’t Campaigning

MUNCIE, Indiana – Well, election season is coming to an end with this being the last day before Tuesday’s election. We’ve heard many comments about the “lack of interest” for the mid-term elections even though the congressional senate is up for control and the house has many seats up for grabs. The power structure is […]

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Upward Redistribution: Economic Policy in a Post-Piketty World

By Dean Baker Thomas Piketty’s new book, Capital in the 21st Century, has done a remarkable job of focusing public attention on the growth of inequality in the last three decades and the risk that it will grow further in the decades ahead. Piketty’s basic point on this issue is almost too simple for economists […]

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Government = Protection Racket for the 1 Percent

The evidence of income inequality just keeps mounting. According to “Working for the Few,” a recent briefing paper from Oxfam, “In the US, the wealthiest one percent captured 95 percent of post-financial crisis growth since 2009, while the bottom…

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Reactions to Capital in the Twenty-First Century

This week, Bill talked with economist Paul Krugman about Thomas Piketty’s landmark new book that Bill calls “revolutionary.” You can read an excerpt at the publisher’s website, read a Q&A with Piketty at the Times Economix blog and, if you’…