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World's Financial Elite Get Lofty on 'Inequality,' But Critics Unimpressed
'We need much bigger changes ... not just speaking out against inequality and not just speaking out against contradictory policies, but actually making those policy changes'
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Investors and Savers Need a Chance to Recover
On April 9th, shareholders of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from across the country converged upon Washington, D.C. to make their voices heard in the halls of Congress. And Tim Pagliara, an investment advisor who also owns shares of stock in Fannie and Freddie, launched the Investors Unite coalition...
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Growth for Growth's Sake Will Kill Us All
One economic fact is held to be self-evident: that the future well-being of the United States requires economic growth — preferably, as much of it as we can muster. Despite wildly divergent policy recommendations, this basic assumption is made clear and explicit by everyone from the fiscally...
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Occupy Wall Street protesters march from New York City’s Union Square to Wall Street protesting student loan debt reaching $1 trillion, April 25, 2012. (Image: Scott Houston/Corbis) Views
How to Get a Whole Generation to Sell Out
Today's twenty-somethings aren't apathetic or opportunistic. They're just trying to survive an economic system that has saddled them with inescapable student debt.
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Thomas Piketty in his office at the Paris School of Economics, 2013. (Photo: Emmanuelle Marchadour) Views
Why We’re in a New Gilded Age
Thomas Piketty, professor at the Paris School of Economics, isn’t a household name, although that may change with the English-language publication of his magnificent, sweeping meditation on inequality, Capital in the Twenty-First Century . Yet his influence runs deep. It has become a commonplace to...
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GOP Passes Budget for 1%, But Progressive Vision Shines
Passage of Republican House budget only highlights dark future of right-wing rule, but progressive alternative describes what's possible
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Battered & Broken By Cuts, Greek Workers Still Rise to Fight
Thousand strike across country in continued battle against the devastation of imposed austerity
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Ukraine PM Arseny Yatseniuk speaks with Central Bank Governor Stepan Kubiv in Kiev February 28, 2014. (Reuters/Konstantin Chernichkin) Views
Will the IMF Bailout Turn Ukraine Into Another Greece?
Ordinary people will be the undisputed losers in the International Monetary Fund’s loan deal with Ukraine.
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Eight Headlines the Mainstream Media Doesn't Have the Courage to Print
The following are all relevant, fact-based issues, the "hard news" stories that the media has a responsibility to report. But the business-oriented press generally avoids them. 1. U.S. Wealth Up $34 Trillion Since Recession. 93% of You Got Almost None of It. That's an average of $100,000 for every...
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The Caravan to Washington, which took place in 1992, is part of Mississippi's legacy of economic justice struggles. Participants demanded that funds promised to farmers in the Minority Farmers Rights Act be appropriated and delivered. Photo courtesy of the Heather Grey / Federation of Southern Cooperatives Views
After Death of Radical Mayor, Mississippi's Capital Wrestles With His Economic Vision
Mayor Chokwe Lumumba implemented only the first steps of his plan to address Jackson's extreme income inequality, which most seriously affected black residents. Now the city faces a choice between vastly different approaches to economic development.
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