This week in OtherWords, Bob Lord points to the larger story behind Apple’s outrageous-without-being-illegal tax record and Jess Hunter-Bowman notes that Latin America is leading the way toward a more rational drug policy.
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- Charting a New Course on Illegal Drugs / Jess Hunter-Bowman
After 40 years of failing to stem the drug trade, there’s a global conversation about new approaches.
- The Irish Tax Blight / Bob Lord
Apple has illuminated how corporations can easily avoid taxation as our economy becomes more global.
- How to Help Syria Now / Chris Toensing
Washington should step up diplomacy and humanitarian aid rather than taking a more belligerent stance.
- Oklahoma’s Biblical Irony / Donald Kaul
Sen. Coburn’s underlying logic goes to the heart of the snake oil that Republicans are selling the American people these days.
- These Hedges Need Trimming / Sam Pizzigati
Are hedge funds a financial service or a racket?
- How I Fell for Farmers’ Markets / Jill Richardson
Eaters everywhere across America are discovering the joy of buying directly from local farmers.
- The New Face of Poverty in America / Jim Hightower
The suburbs have become the fastest-growing home of American poverty.
- Neglecting Mother Nature / William A. Collins
There’s no clear sense of urgency regarding the environment in the United States today.
- Oklahoma’s Silly Goose / Khalil Bendib cartoon
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