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Rio may be end games for high-performance capitalism

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Ozymandias in Rio. In Copenhagen in 2009, when Brazil's successful bid for this year's Olympics was announced, Lula, then the country's president, leapt in the air and danced. So did most Brazilians back home. He said, extraordinarily, "I confess to you if I die right now my life would have been worth it."

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Bernie Sanders' insurgent populism has shaken the Democratic Party and it's not going away

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Besides providing some powerful lines for Melania Trump's next speech, Michelle Obama reminded us this week how inspiring the Democrats can be at their best.

Indeed, while Donald Trump has grabbed political centre stage due to his sheer loutishness and the fierceness with which he's disemboweled the party of Abraham Lincoln, it may be the Democratic Party that is undergoing the more intriguing and far-reaching transformation.

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Pro-austerity organization finds austerity increases inequality

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In the June issue of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) publication Finance and Development, Jonathan D. Ostry, Deputy Head of the IMF Research Department, and two co-authors examine two main tenets of the neoliberal doctrine, and find them wanting.

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