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Obama Requests Nearly $60 Billion to Continue Endless War
Fund request also marks escalation in aid to "vetted" Syrian opposition forces
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Lloyd Blankfein. (Photo: Remy Steinegger via World Economic Forum/flickr) Views
Putting a Pitchfork in It
Lloyd Blankfein is very concerned about income inequality. With his face reflecting both worry and perplexity, he recently called inequality “very destabilizing.” Blankfein’s concern doesn’t come from the perspective of one experiencing inequality from the bottom of the income ladder — he’s...
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'Little Evidence' Wealth Inequality Is Going to Change Anytime Soon
New study finds wealth gap doubled over past decade
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'Consigned to Financial Ruin': Evictions Fueling Economic Disadvantage
Low-income black women face disproportionately high eviction rates that fuel cycle of poverty, study finds
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Black and Brown and Redlined All Over
Home prices have been on the rise for several quarters now but the housing crisis is not nearly over. Despite the speculator-fueled rise in home prices in some parts of the country, hard-hit neighborhoods are still reeling, as America continues to grapple with the consequences of reckless predatory...
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Global Economic Sharing: The Most Important Debate of Our Time?
Almost everywhere we look, there is an emerging debate on the importance of sharing in relation to the grave challenges of our time. This conversation is most apparent in the sharing economy movement that has now taken the United States and Western Europe by storm, opening up a new set of questions...
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Bankers Could Go To Jail
Morning Edition had a strange piece discussing how regulators can punish banks for breaking the law. The piece focused on the various fines and regulatory measures that can be imposed as penalties when banks are found to have broken the law. Remarkably it never considered the underlying logic of...
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Drowning in Profits
A Private Equity Firm, a Missing Pool Fence, and the Price of a Child’s Death
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Inequality and the Case for Unions
Across the country, Republican legislatures – encouraged and financed, as usual, by corporate money and right wing think tanks-- have undertaken a stunning array of initiatives designed to weaken unions and otherwise undermine American workers. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, along with several other...
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The U.S. is one of just six countries in the world that do not mandate paid maternity leave, Jorgensen writes. (Photo: Frank de Kleine/cc/flickr) Views
When Will It Pay to Take Family and Medical Leave?
What does the United States have in common with the countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Samoa, and Papua New Guinea? Not much, other than being the only six countries in the world that do not mandate paid maternity leave. In fact, the Unites States does not provide for paid leave to...
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