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Piketty Is the Anti-Marx

Liberals’ favorite French economist is a pessimistic meliorist, not a burning revolutionary.

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The Party of Innovation

Copyright reform, looser licensing, and an agenda for a tech-savvy GOP

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Locavore Revolution

Can locally sourced food be good business?

Capitalism’s Balance

Silicon Valley’s Blacklist

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The Hyperlocal Beat

The Batavian is both crux of local culture, and beacon to small-town America newspapers.

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We Can Build That

Obama rejects the Scottish Enlightenment ideas that inspired the Constitution.

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