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Davos: Peeling Back the Veneer of the World Economic Forum
In no way should The World Economic Forum be allowed to insert itself as a legitimate voice on the resolution of the very issues that its agenda – the perpetual growth of its partners – precipitates
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Two in Three Americans Upset by Income, Wealth Inequality
Current distribution of economic gains leaves few satisfied in the US
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The Global Fight Against Corporate Rule
Over the past several decades, multinational corporate Goliaths have helped to write and rewrite hundreds of rules skewing tax, trade, investment and other policies in their favor. The extraordinary damage these policies have caused has become increasingly apparent to the communities and...
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Where $300 Million Of Our Money Went Wednesday - Hint: Not Education - Which Was Still Way Cheaper Than Tuesday
In the name of a questionable transparency - ie: if there's not much you can do about something you don't like, is it better to know about it anyway? - it seems the Defense Department publishes daily reports on the contracts it awards and their estimated costs. Thus, on Jan. 14, it authorized...
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By Pushing the TPP, Obama is Repeating Mistakes of NAFTA
David Bacon: Obama's push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) demonstrates his 2008 campaign pledge to oppose NAFTA-style free trade agreements was just lip service.
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10 Hopeful Things That Happened in 2013 to Get You Inspired for What’s to Come
Beyond the headlines of conflict and catastrophe, this year’s top stories offered us some powerful proof that the world can still change—for the better
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Capitalism Is Too Good a Name to Describe Neo-Liberal Ideology
In science, a theory is abandoned or substantially modified if it does not concur with the emerging facts, fails to predict important events, or is contradicted by experiments. That, alas, does not seem to apply to economic theories. Many of the leading lights of free-market (neo-liberal)...
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In May 2013, protesters marched in Washington D.C. to demand that government hold the 'too big to jail' banks accountable for the ongoing home foreclosure crisis. (Photo: Stephen D. Melkisethian/ cc via Flickr) News
Americans to Wall Street 'Scrooges': Give Your Bonus to Homeless
Petition: 'Help the folks that you Scrooged out of their homes and end the homelessness crisis you created.'
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America’s Greediest: The 2013 Top Ten
Butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers. You won’t find any of them in this latest annual list of America’s most avaricious. You will find wheelers and dealers and a candy store heiress.
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2014 Will Be The Year of “Economic Populism” – and Then?
It’s becoming increasingly clear that, at least politically, 2014 will be “The Year of Economic Populism.” Now the question is, who gets to decide what that really means? A couple of recent policy disagreements offered us glimpses of the debates that could shape tomorrow’s new populist initiatives...
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