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The Rise of the Working Poor and the Non-Working Rich
Many believe that poor people deserve to be poor because they’re lazy. As Speaker John Boehner has said , the poor have a notion that “I really don’t have to work. I don’t really want to do this. I think I’d rather just sit around.” In reality, a large and growing share of the nation’s poor work...
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TPP Opponents Mobilize as Powerful Forces Seek to Ram Through 'Fast Track' Trade Authority
Lawmakers in favor of the pro-corporate trade deals hope to vote on Fast Track legislation in mid-April
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After Talking to Washington Post about Low Wages, Hotel Worker Fired
In original profile, journalist wrote that Shanna Tippen’s experience 'reflects a more realistic picture' of life on minimum wage
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Indiana's First Church of Cannabis: Because Verily Your Law Is An Abomination Unto Us, and Ye Will Reap Whatsoever You Sow
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'Heart Over Hard': Thousands Protest Austerity in Brussels
Demonstrators call for Belgian government to tackle fraud and enact higher taxes on the rich
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5 Radical Ideas Hillary Should Support
I've argued that Hillary Clinton is at risk of being a weak presidential nominee -- on several counts. She seems like yesterday's news rather than tomorrow's. The excitement of a having a breakthrough woman president is blunted by the fact that her husband got there first. She will raise a ton of...
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You Owe Us, Corporations: Four Reasons Why, and One Way to Pay
The distorted belief that wealthy individuals and corporations are job creators has led to sizeable business subsidies and tax breaks. The biggest giveaway is often overlooked: corporations use our nation's plentiful resources, largely at no cost, to build their profits. There are several factual...
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The Only Appropriate Public Event For George Bush To Attend Is His Own War Crimes Tribunal
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The Rationality of Continued Austerity in Greece
The NYT ran an a piece by Hugo Dixon that boldly proclaimed that if Alex Tsipras, the prime minister of Greece is rational, he will get tough with his left-wing supporters and impose more austerity measures. This is an interesting notion of rationality. Greece's economy has shrunk by more than 25...
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Let The Game of Whack-A-Mole Begin: Feds Put Forward New Payday Rules
New rules put forward by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would have a major impact on the high-cost loan industry. But if history is any guide, lenders will quickly find some loopholes.
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