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Four Reasons The Coming Congressional Budget Battle Matters
We’ve heard many conservative elected leaders adopt a new tone when they talk about income inequality, but this week House Republicans will double down on the same-old-same-old when they release their proposed federal budget, which will continue their push to enrich the wealthy at the expense of...
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Kshama Sawant: The Most Dangerous Woman in America
SEATTLE—Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the City Council, is up for re-election this year. Since joining the council in January of 2014 she has helped push through a gradual raising of the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Seattle. She has expanded funding for social services and blocked, along with...
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Four Numbers that Show the Beating Down of Middle America
There's something perversely wrong with a society that creates $30 trillion in new wealth while putting six million more children on food stamps. The mainstream media rarely publishes facts like this. The super-rich keep building up their own numbers, as quietly as possible. And our leading members...
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Four Reasons to Question the Official ‘Poverty Eradication’ Story of 2015
The United Nations, large NGOs and lots of big corporations are gearing up to tell the world that we can eradicate global poverty by 2030. As a new paper by the economist David Woodward confirms , however, this claim is so far from reality that it deserves the label of cynical hype. The UN is...
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Hunger and Other Losses
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The Big Green Discount
States that produce renewable energy have cheap electricity
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Billionaire Hanauer Hammers Stock Buybacks
Self-made billionaire (meaning he didn’t inherit it), Nick Hanauer is not one to mince words, especially when they are backed by facts and principles of fairness. The Seattle entrepreneur, author and venture capitalist (he was the first non-family investor in Amazon), is known for vocally...
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Notorious: Good-bye Barbie, Hello Legal Justice League (Please)
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Breaking News: NYT Reports on What the Rest of the Western Hemisphere Thinks About the Conflict Between the US and Venezuela
In a significant change in reporting at The New York Times , the newspaper yesterday became the first major news outlet in the English language media to report on what the rest of the governments in the Western Hemisphere think of U.S. policy toward Venezuela. This is potentially important because...
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Retaking the Moral High Ground in the Fight Against Poverty
If a nation has the ways and means to solve a social problem that is devastating millions of its citizens’ lives, but it fails to act, doesn’t that mean resolving the problem depends more on moral values than on coming up with new economic policies? The social problem I am talking about is poverty...
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