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Raise Taxes on Rich to Reward True Job Creators: Nick Hanauer

By Nick Hanauer Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) — It is a tenet of American economic beliefs, and an article of faith for Republicans that is seldom contested by Democrats: If taxes are raised on the rich, job creation will stop. Trouble … Continue reading

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Moyers: Why ‘We The People’ Must Triumph Over Corporate Power

Berrett-Koehler Publishers By Bill Moyers Bill Moyers reminds us that repairing American democracy begins with reasserting that corporations do not have the same constitutional rights as citizens. December 11, 2011 (Editor’s note: The following is the foreword to Corporations Are … Continue reading

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The GOP’s Crackpot Agenda

The top Republican candidates share a single, radical vision: to trash the environment, shred the safety net and aid the rich. By Tim Dickinson December 7, 2011 8:05 AM ET By all rights, 2012 ought to be a cakewalk for … Continue reading

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America’s corporate tax obscenity

A new report about companies’ finances won’t just enrage you — it’ll make you run to the nearest protest BY ANDREW LEONARD In 2010, Verizon reported an annual profit of nearly $12 billion. The statutory federal corporate income tax rate … Continue reading

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Wall Street Is Shrinking

Zachary Karabell The sorry saga of Jon Corzine and MF Global is another signal that the diminution of Wall Street is underway, says Zachary Karabell, with shrunken market capitalization and receding profits. As the Occupy Wall Street movement gathers momentum … Continue reading

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Too Big to Jail

Robert Scheer Editor, Truthdig.com; Author, ‘The Great American Stickup’ Can we all agree that a $1 billion swindle represents a lot of money, and the fact that Citigroup agreed last week to pay a $285 million fine to settle SEC … Continue reading

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Corporate Citizenship: How Public Dissent In Paris Sparked Creation Of The Corporate Person

Ryan Grim & Mike Sacks WASHINGTON — Of all the Occupy Wall Street refrains, one of the most memorable is, “I refuse to believe that corporations are people until Texas executes one.” But, clever as it is, the quip looks … Continue reading

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Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult

Saturday 3 September 2011 by: Mike Lofgren, Truthout | News Analysis Barbara Stanwyck: “We’re both rotten!” Fred MacMurray: “Yeah – only you’re a little more rotten.” -”Double Indemnity” (1944) Those lines of dialogue from a classic film noir sum up … Continue reading

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Why Did Capitalism Fail?

Bob Burnett Berkeley writer, retired Silicon Valley executive We live in interesting times. The global economy is splintering. U.S. voters hate all politicians and there’s political unrest throughout the world. The root cause of this turmoil is the failure of … Continue reading

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Why I’m Starting the No Bullshit Party and Running for President

Jeff WaldCEO, ARIA Multimedia Entertainment After watching the so-called first Republican debate the other night in Iowa, I wanted to imitate Peter Finch in Network and open my window and scream that “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going … Continue reading

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