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Climate Change and Inequality Brewing Global Social Upheaval
World Bank chief admits institution's past mistakes, but has it changed its destructive ways?
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McCutcheon, the Majority and the Challenge of Our Time
The Supreme Court’s McCutcheon ruling will be remembered as a decisive battle in a determined and wealthy minority’s war against the popular will. It is not the first such battle, nor will it be the last. And the people will continue to lose – unless and until the rules of engagement are changed...
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GOP Budget Widely Slammed, But Left's Proposal Just Ignored
House GOP budget a 'Stinkburger,' says Obama, but president and national media continue to ignore progressive budget alternative
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Ryan vs. Progressive Caucus: Competing Visions on the Federal Budget
On Tuesday, we at the National Priorities Project released our fourth annual, one-of-a-kind Competing Visions analysis , which compares the president’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal to two significantly different visions – the House Republican budget resolution, introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan, and...
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Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/cc/flickr) Views
How “Inner City” Men Will Pay for the Ryan Budget
Last year, Paula Dean admitted to using the word “nigger” and became the focus of intense public outrage. Companies broke ties with Dean and the Food Network decided not to renew her contract. Rep. Paul Ryan, in contrast, asserted last month that “in our inner cities in particular, of men not...
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'Conditionally Yours': IMF Austerity on the Rise
'Truly shocking' increase in austerity makes 'debt situations far worse'
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'Path to More Adversity': Paul Ryan Unveils Budget Proposal
Unlike Congressional Progressive Caucus budget, Ryan's plan ignores what Americans want
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Tax Dodging Companies Hoarding Nearly One Trillion Overseas
New analysis, hearing, report make clear: tax dodging corporations siphon revenue that could help Main Street
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The Distributional Games
Every year I ask my class on “Wealth and Poverty” to play a simple game. I have them split up into pairs, and imagine I’m giving one of them $1,000. They can keep some of the money only on condition they reach a deal with their partner on how it’s to be divided up between them. I explain they’re...
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In 'Fair Food' Fight, Florida Farmworkers Take On Industry
The Immokalee, Fla. farmworkers who have won battles against some of food industry's biggest corporations take aim at Publix and Wendy's
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