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The two centers of power today
By Robert Reich

THERE ARE TWO great centers of unaccountable power in the American political-economic system today — places where decisions that significantly affect large numbers of Americans are made in secret and are unchecked either by effective democratic oversight or by market competition.

One goes by the name of the intelligence community, and its epicenter is the National Security Agency (NSA) within the Defense Department. If we trusted that it reasonably balanced its snooping on Americans with our nation’s security needs, and that our elected representatives

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 4:19 PM
 

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