Claude Wilson

Articles

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Column: Whose election was it anyway?

A proper democracy means that all citizens should have equal political power. Our current system of campaign finance results, instead, in a plutocracy — the wealthier a citizen is, the more influence he or she is able to exert on politicians and legislature. 


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Column: Marx, Lincoln and the Republican Party

In 1864, Abraham Lincoln would receive a letter from an organization known as the International Workingmen’s Association. The letter congratulated Lincoln on his reelection and praised his making the abolition of slavery into the Union’s mission during the Civil War.  


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Column: The market and its discontents

During the earlier part of the 20th century, an “Economic Calculation Debate” took place between economists; one side argued for a centrally planned socialist economy, the other for a laissez-faire capitalist one. 


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Column: Municipalize the Internet

As it currently stands, the Federal Communications Commission is planning to repeal net neutrality. Net neutrality effectively prevents internet service providers from being able to slow speeds for those websites and internet users who don’t pay extra.