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As US Inequality Breeds Oligarchy, New Report Details Pathway to Income Equity

Posted by on August 9, 2017 in Climate Change, Economy with 0 Comments
As US Inequality Breeds Oligarchy, New Report Details Pathway to Income Equity

The report closes by offering numerous ways to tackle inequality, which are broken down into four categories, including policies that would “lift the floor, level the playing field, break up the over-concentration of wealth, and check unbridled corporate power.”

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‘Total Garbage’: Senate GOP’s New Trumpcare Bill Even Worse Than Original

Posted by on July 21, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
‘Total Garbage’: Senate GOP’s New Trumpcare Bill Even Worse Than Original

The newly released plan leaves massive and widely condemned Medicaid cuts intact while adding a new amendment—put forth by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)—that would allow insurers to offer cheap “bare-bones” plans which would wipe out a range of protections for all patients and specifically harm those with preexisting conditions. “The new Trumpcare bill is awful by design. The tool we have to fight it is simple: public pressure on senators.” —Ezra Levin, Indivisible

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US Wealth Inequality Is Highest Among Major Industrialized Countries. Trump’s Policies Will Make It Even Worse.

Posted by on July 18, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
US Wealth Inequality Is Highest Among Major Industrialized Countries. Trump’s Policies Will Make It Even Worse.

Compared to other wealthy nations, the U.S. is doing “very badly” in the fight against income and wealth inequality. “The USA is the wealthiest country in the history of the world, but its level of inequality is also the highest among major industrial countries, leaving tens of millions of working people impoverished—especially women and people of color,” Oxfam’s Lawson and Martin observed.

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‘Total Garbage’: Senate GOP’s New Trumpcare Bill Even Worse Than Original

Posted by on July 14, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
‘Total Garbage’: Senate GOP’s New Trumpcare Bill Even Worse Than Original

The newly released plan leaves massive and widely condemned Medicaid cuts intact while adding a new amendment—put forth by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)—that would allow insurers to offer cheap “bare-bones” plans which would wipe out a range of protections for all patients and specifically harm those with preexisting conditions. “The new Trumpcare bill is awful by design. The tool we have to fight it is simple: public pressure on senators.” —Ezra Levin, Indivisible

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July 12: National Day of Action Aims to Preserve Net Neutrality

Posted by on July 12, 2017 in Government, Internet Control with 0 Comments
July 12: National Day of Action Aims to Preserve Net Neutrality

In an interview with Democracy Now!, Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future, called net neutrality “the First Amendment of the Internet” and argued that the struggle to preserve it is “the free speech fight of our generation.”

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‘Resistance Is Working’: McConnell Forced to Delay Trumpcare Vote

Posted by on June 28, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
‘Resistance Is Working’: McConnell Forced to Delay Trumpcare Vote

Mitch McConnell’s move to delay the Trumpcare vote is viewed by many as a testament to the strength of the bill’s critics and the tenacity of its opponents. The delay was widely seen as a stunning political defeat for McConnell and a rebuke to a bill that numerous lawmakers, including Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, had referred to as a piece of “garbage” which belonged in the trash.

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‘The Sky Didn’t Fall’: Study on Seattle $15 Minimum Wage Proves Critics Wrong

Posted by on June 22, 2017 in Economy with 0 Comments
‘The Sky Didn’t Fall’: Study on Seattle $15 Minimum Wage Proves Critics Wrong

The study by U.C. Berkeley economists examined the effects of the incremental wage increases in 2015 and 2016. After analyzing Seattle job data prior to the wage hikes—which were signed into law by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray in 2015—and after they began to take effect, researchers found “no evidence of job loss in the city’s restaurant industry, even as pay reached $13 for workers in large companies.”

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Elites — Not the “Ignorant Masses” — Pose the Greatest Threat to Global Society

Posted by on July 8, 2016 in Economy with 1 Comment
Elites — Not the “Ignorant Masses” — Pose the Greatest Threat to Global Society

Until the elites come to recognize the fact that the system they have cultivated — the system that has allowed them to thrive at the expense of everyone else — has helped to foster the kind of resentment they are now desperately attempting to suppress, they will continue to be the target of those whose material circumstances have become unbearable, in large part due to the global economic order.

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