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The Federal Reserve is not working for the people but for wealthy individuals and corporations that can afford to have a say in the rules.
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Despite war and pandemic, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof finds good news in a “stunning” decline of worldwide poverty and “extraordinary” improvements in child mortality.
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After a year of war and carnage in Ukraine, the fighting continues, and there are no signs of it slowing down.