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When an Entitlement Is Not an Entitlement

The day that Mitch McConnell, Senate Republican majority leader, announced that cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid would have to be made because they were a drain on the budget, ”the real drivers of the debt,” the proliferation of doublespeak was something to behold.

Just a day after the Treasury Department reported that “the U.S. budget deficit grew to Read more

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How the rich got away with it

According to British psychologist and author Adam Phillips, “getting away with it” was first used by Aldous Huxley in his 1923 novel Antic Hay. In Huxley’s postwar ethos, getting away with it is what smart, literary-educated people do to make a living, for example, in modern advertising and propaganda. The novel’s main character is “open and honest in the … Read more