Tag: Inequality

In Major Win Over ‘Corporate Bullying,’ Seattle Approves Tax on Amazon to Combat Homelessness

Written by on May 15, 2018 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment
In Major Win Over ‘Corporate Bullying,’ Seattle Approves Tax on Amazon to Combat Homelessness

Overcoming weeks of extortionist threats and other forms of “corporate bullying” from the world’s largest retailer, Seattle’s City Council on Monday unanimously approved a new tax on Amazon—which paid nothing in federal income taxes last year—and other major companies in an effort to provide essential services for the homeless and combat the local housing crisis. Noting that the so-called “head tax” is quite modest relative to Amazon’s annual revenue and the pay of its CEO Jeff Bezos – the world’s richest man – Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant argued on Monday that “even a smaller tax is a huge victory,” given the “Goliath-like clout of Amazon.”

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How You Can Help Fight Back in the War on the Poor

Written by on May 6, 2018 in Activism, Conscious Living with 1 Comment
How You Can Help Fight Back in the War on the Poor

If “the economy” can recover without real people recovering, then whose economy is it really? What can we do about all this? The first thing we can do is to change our mentality and drop the shame and stigma that’s associated with not being able to make ends meet.

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Because ‘Corporate Media Ignores Rise of Oligarchy,’ Sanders Says Rest of Us Must Fill the Void

Written by on March 18, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Because ‘Corporate Media Ignores Rise of Oligarchy,’ Sanders Says Rest of Us Must Fill the Void

“We need to ask the hard questions that the corporate media fails to ask: who owns America, and who has the political power? Why, in the richest country in the history of the world are so many Americans living in poverty? What are the forces that have caused the American middle class, once the envy of the world, to decline precipitously?” Sanders writes. “We need to hear from struggling Americans whose stories are rarely told in newspapers or television.”

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21 Facts About the Explosive Growth Of Poverty In America That Will Blow Your Mind

Written by on September 30, 2016 in Economy with 4 Comments
21 Facts About the Explosive Growth Of Poverty In America That Will Blow Your Mind

If We have this many people living on the edge of despair now, while times are “good”, what are things going to look like when our economy really starts falling apart?

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Here Are the Real Terrorists We Should All Be Worrying About

Written by on January 12, 2016 in Corruption, Government with 12 Comments
Here Are the Real Terrorists We Should All Be Worrying About

The unique brand of .01% terror: making a game of tax avoidance while 2,500,000 children experience homelessness.

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At Stake in 2016 Election: We Must End the Vicious Cycle of Wealth and Power

Written by on January 4, 2016 in Government, Politics with 2 Comments
At Stake in 2016 Election: We Must End the Vicious Cycle of Wealth and Power

America has succumbed to an endless loop in which incredible affluence deciphers into political influence and power, which creates significantly more riches, and considerably more influence and power. The author thinks this vicious cycle must end in the 2016 election, here’s why.

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How the American Consumer Markets are Rigged Causing Us to Pay More for Pharmaceuticals, Internet, Loans, and More

Written by on November 3, 2015 in Economy with 2 Comments
How the American Consumer Markets are Rigged Causing Us to Pay More for Pharmaceuticals, Internet, Loans, and More

The debate ignores the upward redistributions going on every day, from the rest of us to the rich.

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Global Trade Is Collapsing As the Worldwide Economic Recession Deepens

Written by on October 21, 2015 in Economy with 5 Comments
Global Trade Is Collapsing As the Worldwide Economic Recession Deepens

Governments around the world have become very adept at manipulating other measures of economic activity such as GDP, but the trade numbers are more difficult to fudge.

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Out-of-Control Inequality: Global One Percent Now Owns Half of World’s Wealth (New Report)

Written by on October 15, 2015 in Economy with 14 Comments
Out-of-Control Inequality: Global One Percent Now Owns Half of World’s Wealth (New Report)

The top one percent of households “account for half of all assets in the world,” according to a new report from a leading multinational bank.

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As Europe’s One Percent Flourishes, Millions Sink into Poverty

Written by on September 12, 2015 in Economy with 20 Comments
As Europe’s One Percent Flourishes, Millions Sink into Poverty

Between 2009 and 2013, the number of Europeans living without enough money to heat their homes or cope with unforeseen expenses, a state known as “severe material deprivation,” rose by 7.5 million to 50 million people.

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Waking Up The Goddess: Why Women Will Change The World

Written by on November 14, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living, Thrive with 2 Comments
Waking Up The Goddess: Why Women Will Change The World

It is time for women to organise, create groups and cooperatives, foundations and gather in a collective and creative effort. The soul allows for a creativity that has not yet exploded in the world.

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