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Breaking from Abbott and Fossil Fuel Titan, Australian Coal Port Votes to Divest
City council for the world's largest coal export community says 'writing on the wall' for fossil fuel industry
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Progressives Call on Clinton to End Wall Street-to-Washington Revolving Door
Groups call on Clinton to give her "full public support" to the Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act, which bans golden parachutes, among other things
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What If We Reported On Poverty The Way We Report On The Stock Market?
“The media is biased,” is a complaint that media organizations receive a lot, so they tend to be fairly wary of overtly partisan reporting. However, while media organizations are loath to seem partisan, they are often deeply unaware of other deep biases they hold. One psychological bias humans...
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High-End Visa Program Blasted as 'Immigration Reform for the 1%'
"The American Dream is for sale and working immigrants can't afford it."
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Donald Trump Will Make the Country Great Again By Going Full Racist When Brown-Skinned If Eminent Journalists Commit Journalism Against Him
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In Troubled Times, the Federal Reserve Must Work for Everyone
It’s been a chaotic few days for the world’s markets. Recent events do not paint the picture of a stable economy guided by rational minds. Instead, the world of global finance looks more like a playground in need of adult supervision. Like other nations, we have a central bank. What should the...
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You Really Want to Privatize Social Security in THIS Market?
The enduring mystery about President George W. Bush's old plan to privatize Social Security by moving contributions into individual savings accounts is how it survived two market crashes and decades of underperformance by workers' 401(k) accounts. This isn't a game-show fantasy....Whoever earns at...
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The Stock Market Is Not the Economy
We are seeing the usual hysteria over the sharp drop in the markets in Asia, Europe, and perhaps the US. (Wall Street seems to be rallying as I write.) There are a few items worth noting as we enjoy the panic. First and most importantly, the stock market is not the economy. The stock market has...
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A Tale of Two Cities: In New Orleans, Perceptions of Recovery 'Starkly Divided' Along Racial Lines
Ten years after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita ravaged southern Louisiana, black and white residents of New Orleans are "starkly divided" in their perception of the state's recovery, according to new research published on Monday. A survey (pdf) conducted by the Manship School of Mass Communication’s...
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'Don’t Owe. Won’t Pay.' Everything You’ve Been Told About Debt Is Wrong
With the nation’s household debt burden at $11.85 trillion, even the most modest challenges to its legitimacy have revolutionary implications.
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