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  • The History of a Dangerous Idea: Mark Blyth Talks Austerity, Greece and the Global Economic Crisis

    The History of a Dangerous Idea: Mark Blyth Talks Austerity, Greece and the Global Economic Crisis

    By Michael Nevradakis, Truthout | Interview / News Analysis

    The economist and author Mark Blyth discusses with Truthout the historical origins of austerity as an economic idea and the catastrophe of previous attempts to enforce austerity policies. The idea is rooted in ambivalence towards the state and the need to fund it, he says.

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  • The Moral Trauma of "21st Century Warriors"

    The Moral Trauma of "21st Century Warriors"

    By Edward Tick, Truthout | Op-Ed

    While stationed far behind the front lines, drone operators are among those on the front lines of the technological changes defining odern warfare.Though physically not in danger, US drone operators are not safe and are in harm's way. They have severe difficulties in their service, are in deep pain and break down with post-traumatic stress disorder to significant degrees as a direct result of their physical immunity.

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