Truthout Stories http://truth-out.org Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:58:03 -0400 en-gb The Multiple Benefits of Economic Localization http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/26325-the-multiple-benefits-of-economic-localization http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/26325-the-multiple-benefits-of-economic-localization ]]> Opinion Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:33:13 -0400 Restoring Government by the People, for the People http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/26324-restoring-government-by-the-people-for-the-people http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/26324-restoring-government-by-the-people-for-the-people ]]> Opinion Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:09:07 -0400 Machiavelli and Oligarchic Democracy http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/26313-machiavelli-and-oligarchic-democracy http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/26313-machiavelli-and-oligarchic-democracy

Machiavelli wrote that when we are trying to understand politics and the history of human societies, much can be explained in terms of the eternal conflict between two fundamental desires. One is the desire of the grandi - that is, the super-rich and the super-powerful - to protect their wealth and power, and to accumulate more wealth and power. The other is the desire of ordinary citizens.

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Opinion Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:35:03 -0400
Abortion Opponents Take Fight With Planned Parenthood to Ridiculous Extreme in Miss America Battle http://truth-out.org/news/item/26312-abortion-opponents-take-fight-with-planned-parenthood-to-ridiculous-extreme-in-miss-america-battle http://truth-out.org/news/item/26312-abortion-opponents-take-fight-with-planned-parenthood-to-ridiculous-extreme-in-miss-america-battle ]]> News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:28:54 -0400 Nobel http://truth-out.org/art/item/26311-nobel http://truth-out.org/art/item/26311-nobel ]]> Art Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:39:14 -0400 Historic Climate Change Protests Only Days Away http://truth-out.org/news/item/26310-historic-climate-change-protests-only-days-away http://truth-out.org/news/item/26310-historic-climate-change-protests-only-days-away ]]> News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:22:53 -0400 Wisconsin Election Officials and Advocates Scrambling After Voter ID Reinstated http://truth-out.org/news/item/26309-wi-election-officials-and-advocates-scrambling-after-voter-id-reinstated http://truth-out.org/news/item/26309-wi-election-officials-and-advocates-scrambling-after-voter-id-reinstated ]]> News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:06:42 -0400 Capitalism vs. the Climate: Naomi Klein on Need for New Economic Model to Address Ecological Crisis http://truth-out.org/news/item/26308-capitalism-vs-the-climate-naomi-klein-on-need-for-new-economic-model-to-address-ecological-crisis http://truth-out.org/news/item/26308-capitalism-vs-the-climate-naomi-klein-on-need-for-new-economic-model-to-address-ecological-crisis ]]> News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:18:58 -0400 How Does This End? http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/26307-how-does-this-end http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/26307-how-does-this-end ]]> Opinion Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:15:45 -0400 Study: Wealth of California Nonprofits Not Evenly Spread Throughout State http://truth-out.org/news/item/26305-study-wealth-of-calif-nonprofits-not-evenly-spread-throughout-state http://truth-out.org/news/item/26305-study-wealth-of-calif-nonprofits-not-evenly-spread-throughout-state ]]> News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:42:10 -0400