Category Archives: economy

Have We Not Learned That Bigger Is Not Better When It Comes to Banking?

How can this be a good thing? The very people who legally crashed our economy – and those who did it illegally and still haven’t gone to jail – and have kept their bonuses are now even bigger than before. … Continue reading

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When Will Poor, Working, and Middle Class Learn That the #GOP is Not Their Party?

The Great Depression was the direct result of the Gilded Age, a time when banks, corporations, and the men (were there any women or people of color in power then?) of wealth of power had government by the balls, treated … Continue reading

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The Four Biggest Right-Wing Lies About Inequality

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Published on Monday, May 5, 2014 by RobertReich.org   by Robert Reich   Even though French economist Thomas Piketty has made an air-tight case that we’re heading toward levels of inequality not seen since the days of … Continue reading

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.@ChangeWalmart’s #SummerForRespect

Making Change at Walmart has created a summer program for students to do something about economic injustices, what Robert Reich calls, “the civil rights struggle of our time.” Sign up is at http://makingchangeatwalmart.org/summer-for-respect/ Here’s what Reich posted about it to his … Continue reading

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Thomas Piketty Undermines the Hallowed Tenets of the Capitalist Catechism

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Greg Russak‘s insight: I’m not an economist, and I’m not an expert, but even as a casual observer and part-time student of economics, business, politics, and society, none of this comes as shocking or a … Continue reading

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#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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