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Miami Sues Banking Giant Over Predatory Mortgages
Wave of suits against big banks for discriminatory lending practices continues
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Study: Economic Models Fail Test of Climate Emergency
New research shows that assessments of financial costs of global warming are not adequately calculating damages that science predicts
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'Free Trade' Recipe for Ripoffs
Deals that amount to NAFTA on steroids benefit corporations and hurt the rest of us.
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If We Want to Build a Powerful Movement for Economic Justice, Our Work on Poverty Can’t Be a “Separate Thing”
Fifty years after President Johnson declared war on poverty, it’s time to reimagine anti-poverty work for the next fifty years. In doing so, one thing seems central: the need to build a broad-based progressive movement for economic justice and security. This movement needs to encompass not just the...
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Private Wealth, Public Squalor: America’s Dilemma
In the first six months of this year, Senate Republicans used the filibuster to block the Senate majority from increasing the minimum wage , providing paycheck fairness to women , and enabling those with student debt to refinance at lower rates, paid for by insuring millionaires pay a minimum tax...
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A New Spin from the Inequality Denialist Set
A key keeper of the free-market fundamentalist flame wants us to know that all his rich and powerful red-state pals really do care about income maldistribution.
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Fomenting a Revolution: Extreme Acts of Greed Against the American People
Examples of extreme inequality are becoming easier to find. Progressive leaders have us thinking about revolution . If a revolution is to take place, Americans — especially young Americans— need to know the facts, and they need to know how they're getting cheated, and they need to get angry . The...
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Repatriating Taxes: An Unwarranted Gift to Unpatriotic Corporations
June 14 is Flag Day. It marks an important day in the nation’s history: the Continental Congress passed a resolution that established the nation’s first flag on June 14, 1777. This used to be a national secular holiday, when most households showed their patriotism and loyalty to the United States...
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Economic Recession Linked to 10,000 Suicides
New study also reveals "looming mental health crisis."
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CEO Pay Far Outpacing Workers' Meager Gains
CEO-to-worker compensation ratio was 296-to-1 in 2013, new study finds.
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