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Leaked Trade Deal Chapter Reveals Corporate-Friendly Subversion of Public Health, Food Safety
'Full disclosure' necessary for non-corporate public to influence contents of secretive TTIP agreement, analysis concludes
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Two Realities: On Debating 'Growth' on a Finite Planet
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. –Robert Frost Our contemporary world is host to two coexisting but fundamentally different—and, in at least one crucial respect, contradictory—realities. One of these might be termed...
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Why Would Anyone Think Republican Opposition to Obamacare Is Based on Ideology as Opposed to Just Money
It's understandable that conservatives would like to say that their arguments are based on deeply held convictions, as opposed to crass self interest, but it's difficult to understand why liberals feel the need to help them make this argument. Jonathan Cohn is the guilty party today. In his Q.E.D...
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Who Gets to Decide What a City Can Do with Broadband Internet?
Unfortunately, Congressional Republicans and some states want to control local affairs
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Times Are Good–for Investment Bankers, Anyway
Time magazine ( 7/17/14 –subscription required) has some good news for you, courtesy of investment banker and former Clinton Treasury official Roger Altman: "Surprise: The Economy Isn’t as Bad as You Think." After noting that "in the latest NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll, 63 percent of...
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The Actor and the Minister
BOSTON—On June 30 I was at the First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist , which had turned its hall over to Michael Milligan , traveling the country performing his one-man play about a husband and wife trapped in our dysfunctional health care system. I arrived early at the stone church...
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Iowa Goes Bananas for GMOs
Iowa happens to have planted more genetically engineered corn and soybeans than any other state this year. In part because of this agricultural trend, Iowa’s land-grant university, Iowa State University, can’t help but remain loyal to the industry that sustains much of its agricultural research...
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Why Grocery Store Workers Are Making Less While Big Chains Clean Up
Have you ever bought groceries from a checker with the sniffles? If so, you’re probably not alone. In fact, many food retail employees can’t afford to miss work when they’re under the weather. Many don’t have medical coverage and few can cover lost wages when taking unexpected time off. Janifer...
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States with Higher Minimum Wage Boast Faster Job Growth
Despite failure on the federal level to pass any minimum wage legislation, the call to increase the national wage has grown
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You Know Your Country Sucks When You Look Wistfully Back at Stalin
You can tell a lot about the state of a country by comparing the state of its public and private infrastructure. Take a look, if you can sneak past the gated community guard shack and peek through the privets without getting tackled by a rented goon, at the homes of the wealthy. Note the manicured...
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