Category Archives: economy

#GetMoneyOut of Politics and We Can #StopKXL

Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline need to understand and accept certain realities, and opponents need to do more than protest and sign petitions. Let’s start with a few realities and wrap up with a specific call-to-action we all should … Continue reading

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Unhappy Anniversary, Citizens United

Today is the 4th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s infamous “Citizens United” decision. Why should you care? Watch the 2 1/2 minute video at… …http://unitedrepublic.actionkit.com/event/cosponsor/9815/ to get a sense of what money in politics is doing to us and to … Continue reading

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It’s On #MiddleClass America to Save America

I can’t imagine anyone arguing that America does not need a healthier, more economically viable, active, and growing middle class. Sadly, I also can’t imagine much argument that the exact opposite is dramatically evident. The question now is what are … Continue reading

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Excerpts from “The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress”

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress” is a comprehensive primer on international trade in general and on the scope of the TPP. I highly recommend it to everyone. “This report examines the issues related to the proposed TPP, the state … Continue reading

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Farewell QE, you have been a magnificent success – Telegraph

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst The moral contours of QE depend on your angle of vision. But would you rather be surrounded by mass unemployment? Greg Russak‘s insight: This article is pretty wonky, and I don’t profess or pretend to … Continue reading

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Concentrations of Wealth and Poverty

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Greg Russak‘s insight: Amazingly clear and detailed “view” of where wealth is concentrated. Drilling into zip codes shows remarkable details without being overwhelming. This is simultaneously revealing and mesmerizing. As I looked at it, I … Continue reading

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Republican Voters: You’re Shutting Down Yourselves and Your Neighbors

Whether shutting it down temporarily or shrinking the government permanently, the facts are that doing so tends to hurt the people in Republican states more than other states and to greater degrees than Republican voters seem to realize or are … Continue reading

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Let’s #NeverForget915 and the Lies of Trickle-Down Economics

On this, the 5th anniversary of the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, Americans should take time to pause and remember this as yet another heinous crime of historic proportions perpetrated on Americans on a day in September. It wasn’t terrorists and … Continue reading

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Do Americans Believe Capitalism & Government Are Working?: Findings from the 2013 Economic Values Survey

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst This survey by the Public Religion Research Institute and Governance Studies at Brookings examines Americans’ views on capitalism, government, economic policy, and financial well-being, Greg Russak‘s insight: The survey also developed a new religious orientation … Continue reading

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“Bankers Are Balking at a Proposed Rule on Capital” Gretchen Morgenson – The New York Times

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst “Over the next two months, the regulators proposing this rule will no doubt encounter a lobbying buzz saw. Mr. Hoenig (vice chairman of the F.D.I.C.) said he and his colleagues were bracing for that. Bankers, after … Continue reading

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