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2014: The Year of the Hypocrites
There were countless candidates, from individuals to corporations to government officials, all of whom combine the capitalist sense of me-first entitlement with a disdain for the needs of others. Individuals: The Public is Blocking My Freedom To Take from the Public AIG's Hank Greenberg, who saved...
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Ten Reasons Why I Don’t Have a Credit Card
At a recent American Antitrust Institute (AAI) symposium in Washington, D.C., I asked the presenters about the ability of cash and checks to compete with the credit card industry and its strict controls on merchants. This obvious point becomes less obvious when one takes into account the expanding...
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Fighting for $15, and Winning
Number of cities where fast food and other low-wage workers went on strike this week to demand a $15 minimum hourly wage and the right to form a union: 190 Year in which the Fight for 15 movement began as a strategy to address growing income inequality: 2012 Year in which fast food strikers were...
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Locally-Controlled, Renewable Energy Championed as Key to Climate Justice
Policies that support feed-in tariffs and decentralized power sources should be embraced by both the most- and least-developed nations, say campaigners
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Bernie Sanders’ Bold Economic Agenda Seeks to Transform Politics
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will “make a decision within the first few months of 2015” on whether to bid for the presidency of the United States. It is not certain that he will run. And, if the independent senator from Vermont does decide to run, he says he has yet to determine precisely how he...
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With Attention Elsewhere, Wall Street Lobbyists Push to Weaken Post-Crash Regulations
With few Americans paying attention, financial interests trying to undo restrictions on risky trading that played large part in 2008 financial collapse
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Reversing Global Warming, Hunger and Poverty: Supercharging the Global Grassroots
"It is easy to forget that once upon a time all agriculture was organic, grassfed and regenerative. Seed saving, composting, fertilizing with manure, polycultures, no-till and raising livestock entirely on grass—all of which we associate today with sustainable food production—was the norm in the ‘...
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Why Demographics Can’t Save the Democrats – But Populism Can
In his examination of former Virginia Senator Jim Webb’s potential presidential candidacy, New York Times commentator Thomas Edsall explored Webb’s potential appeal to “voters convinced that Wall Street owns both parties, voters tired of politicians submitting to partisan orthodoxy and voters...
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The World Bank Is Refereeing a Race to the Bottom
Instead of ranking countries by their "business friendliness," the World Bank should rank corporations according to their social responsibility.
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It's Time for a Public Takeover of the Tar Sands
It would be hard to invent a more destructive ritual of national self-punishment. Year after year, we hand oil companies gigantic tracts of pristine land. They skin them of entire ecosystems. They vacuum billions of dollars out of the country. Their oversized power, sunk into lobbying and...
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