Ivy League professor, enjoying the bounties of capitalism, tweets wearyingly about how awful it is

I had never heard of Professor Anthony Zenkus before last night when his Twitter account caught my attention.
“A new Harris poll found that 50% of American workers are thinking of quitting their jobs,” Zenkus tweeted . “I guess this capitalism thing isn’t really working out so well, is it now?”
In a second tweet , Zenkus wrote, “1 in 5 children living below federal poverty level in the richest country in the world is evidence that capitalism is a failure.

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Biden Caves to Unions Again, Sabotaging Consumers

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From Christmas toys to clothing and auto parts, shortages of imported products are forcing factories to idle, store shelves to sit empty and consumers to panic.
What else is in short supply? The truth about what’s causing this economic crisis.
President Joe Biden, who brags about running “the most pro-union administration in history,” won’t admit that longshoremen’s unions are holding the nation hostage, refusing to allow the use of automated equipment to unload container ships and get the goods onto trucks faster.
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To fight the climate crisis, banks must stop financing factory farming | Kari Hamerschlag and Christopher D Cook

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To fight the climate crisis, banks must stop financing factory farming

Kari Hamerschlag and Christopher D Cook

Public development banks are directly undermining UN and Paris climate goals by channeling billions of taxpayer dollars into multinational meat corporations

A cattle feedlot in Nebraska. Photograph: Aerial Archives/Alamy

A cattle feedlot in Nebraska. Photograph: Aerial Archives/Alamy

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No, Joe Biden Can’t Save Christmas

No, America, President Joe Biden is not Santa Claus.
It is tempting, of course, to believe in an all-powerful character capable of uniting the country politically, getting everyone vaccinated, and delivering Christmas presents to all the good boys and girls through nothing more than his sheer goodwill and the flexing of state power. It’s been a rough couple of years, and now inflation is taking off like a team of flying reindeer. We could all use a nice story about a kindhearted hero bringing joy to a weary world.

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No, Joe Biden Can’t Save Christmas

No, America, President Joe Biden is not Santa Claus.
It is tempting, of course, to believe in an all-powerful character capable of uniting the country politically, getting everyone vaccinated, and delivering Christmas presents to all the good boys and girls through nothing more than his sheer goodwill and the flexing of state power. It’s been a rough couple of years, and now inflation is taking off like a team of flying reindeer. We could all use a nice story about a kindhearted hero bringing joy to a weary world.

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How Feminists Can Support Afghan Women Living Under the Taliban

Since the Taliban took control of Kabul and Afghanistan’s central government on August 15, efforts to support Afghan women have become extremely challenging. According to some prominent US feminists with strong ties to Afghan women, the Taliban “has no legitimacy beyond the brutal force it commands,” and governments, the United Nations, and regional actors should not recognize or work with it. For some, this means isolating the Taliban by continuing to freeze Afghan funds held overseas and suspending any assistance that is coordinated with a government agency.

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How Feminists Can Support Afghan Women Living Under the Taliban

Since the Taliban took control of Kabul and Afghanistan’s central government on August 15, efforts to support Afghan women have become extremely challenging. According to some prominent US feminists with strong ties to Afghan women, the Taliban “has no legitimacy beyond the brutal force it commands,” and governments, the United Nations, and regional actors should not recognize or work with it. For some, this means isolating the Taliban by continuing to freeze Afghan funds held overseas and suspending any assistance that is coordinated with a government agency.

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ALEX BRUMMER: Glaxo boss must send the private equity ghouls packing

Health test for Walmsley: Glaxo boss must send the private equity ghouls packing, says ALEX BRUMMER
By Alex Brummer for the Daily Mail
Published: 17:36 EDT, 12 October 2021 | Updated: 17:36 EDT, 12 October 2021

As the former boss of the Glaxosmithkline consumer healthcare division, Emma Walmsley has never been in any doubt that it is a crown jewel buried within the pharmaceuticals and vaccine champion.

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The Global Tax System Is Broken. We Can’t Trust Rich Countries to Fix It.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Ecuadorian president Guillermo Lasso, the UK’s Elton John — politicians and wealthy elite from around the world were implicated this week in a massive exposé on the world of tax havens. The third of a series that began with 2016’s Panama Papers, the “Pandora Papers” are a brutal reminder that the global tax system is designed to work for the few at the expense of the many.
But while the Pandora Papers leak is rightfully grabbing headlines around the world, it may not have been the most consequential tax news this week.

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ALEX BRUMMER: Scandals at the IMF and the Fed come at the worst time

ALEX BRUMMER: Scandals at the top of the IMF and the Fed could not have come at a worse time
By Alex Brummer for the Daily Mail
Published: 16:53 EDT, 11 October 2021 | Updated: 16:53 EDT, 11 October 2021

Supply bottlenecks, surging energy costs and the re-appearance of inflation provide a sombre background to this week’s virtual global financial meetings in Washington.
The post-Covid bounce has been remarkable and long term scarring avoided in the advanced nations. But the return to more normal conditions could not be more complex.

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