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  • Five Myths About Sick Old Europe

    By Steven Hill, October 7, 2007, Washington Post

    In the global economy, today’s winners can become tomorrow’s losers in a twinkling, and vice versa. Not so long ago, American pundits and economic analysts were snidely touting U.S. economic superiority to the “sick old man” of Europe. What a difference a few months can make.…

  • Legislators Fiddle While Earth Warms

    By Steven Hill, August 3, 2007, San Francisco Chronicle

    Crazy weather patterns have appeared recently in the form of humidity in usually foggy San Francisco, California-like weather in Washington, D.C., torrential downpours and massive flooding in Britain and torrid temperatures in the Mediterranean. These and other episodes such as Hurricane Katrina add more evidence to the scientific studies that say we are at the outset of an era of blowback, environmentally speaking.…

  • Real Democracy… Or Dystopia?

    By Steven Hill, February 16, 2007, TomPaine.com

    Imagine that it is Election Day 2016. Imagine yet another presidential election that boils down to the same two battleground states — Ohio and Florida — which is not unrealistic, given demographic trends.

    Candidates will spend most of their time in these two states and perhaps a handful of other swing states, ignoring all others.…