two articles

From: Rakesh Bhandari (rakeshb@STANFORD.EDU)
Date: Fri Aug 29 2003 - 10:04:33 EDT

The US economic model that commands around a third of the world's
wealth fascinates and infuriates Europeans. But both reactions reveal
ignorance of its most essential features. The keys to its success lie
not in industry, but in those sectors providing social amenities to
the middle class - health care, education, housing and pensions:
systems of provision that have little to do with the free market.  by
James Kenneth Galbraith

Hillel Ticktin, editor of Critique, argues that the invasion and
occupation of Iraq is rooted in capitalism's historic decline. Those
on the left who explain every modern war and conflict with reference
to oil are wrong

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