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How Wall Street Drives Up Gas Prices — Ripping Us Off and Killing Jobs

AlterNet / By Les Leopold Next time you fill up your tank, remember that $10 to $25 is going right from your pocket to the financial sector. May 3, 2012 | Gasoline prices have been falling in recent weeks, but … Continue reading

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Armed With Naïvete

Bill McKibben Author of a dozen books, including ‘The End of Nature’ and ‘Deep Economy’ Time to Stop Being Cynical About Corporate Money in Politics and Start Being Angry My resolution for 2012 is to be naïve — dangerously naïve. … Continue reading

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The Decline of Public Good

Robert Reich Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley; Author, ‘Aftershock’ Meryl Streep’s eery reincarnation of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady brings to mind Thatcher’s most famous quip, “there is no such thing as ‘society.’” None … Continue reading

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Will Public Outrage Finally Force the President and the States to Prosecute Outlaw Bankers?

Richard (RJ) Eskow Consultant, writer and Senior Fellow, Campaign for America’s Future The president has adopted the language of the 99%, and it’s paying off for him. He’s surged from a position slightly behind Mitt Romney in last month’s CNN … Continue reading

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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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SWAT Raids, Stun Guns, And Pepper Spray: Why The Government Is Ramping Up The Use Of Force

Radley Balko Senior Writer and Investigative Reporter, The Huffington Post In February of last year, video surfaced of a marijuana raid in Columbia, Mo. During the raid on Jonathan Whitworth and his family, police took down the door with a … 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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