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America's Dark Economic Secret: How a Giant Gimmick Has Wages and Jobs Hanging By a Thread
Business  (tags: inversion, economy, Business, Google, General Electric, Barack Obama, Treasury Department, Taxes, Real estate, stocks, profits, CEOs, Congress, Business News, Politics News )

Judy
- 57 days ago - salon.com
Welcome to the "gimmick economy" -- where it's not about good products or labor, but something far more scary
Scalia's Chance to Smash Unions: The Huge Under-the-Radar Case
Business  (tags: Supreme Court, Unions, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, The Labor Movement, Benjamin Sachs, UNITE HERE, SEIU, Fast food, deals, Business News, News, Politics News )

Judy
- 372 days ago - salon.com
A Supreme Court case being argued Wednesday could take away a tactic that's kept unions alive
How Farmers Are Ripping Off American Taxpayers
Business  (tags: The Great Depression, Insurance, Congress, government spending, Agriculture, Sustainability News, Business News, Politics News )

Judy
- 437 days ago - salon.com
Federal crop insurance was a really good idea during the 1930s Dust Bowl, but now, "the program's become "a 21st-century crutch enabling affluent growers and financial institutions to thrive at taxpayer expense":
San Francisco to Chain Stores: Get Out!
Business  (tags: : Dream City, sustainability, Wal-Mart, Editor's Picks, Chipotle, Starbucks, Sustainability News, Business News, Life News )

Judy
- 445 days ago - salon.com
From Juneau to Jacksonville, we Americans share, as much as anything, a common commercial experience, a fractal pattern of retail at once comforting and mind-numbing. We all need to watch what will happen in San Francisco!
Fast Food Strikes Intensify in Seven Cities
Business  (tags: Fast food, Strikes, Labor, domino's, KFC, Wendy's, McDonalds, Editor's Picks, Business News, News, Politics News )

Judy
- 477 days ago - salon.com
This morning marks the start of what will likely be the largest fast food worker mobilization in U.S. history, with a New York City walkout today kicking off strikes in seven cities over four days.
Elizabeth Warren's New Fight: Why Even the Tea Party Backs It!
Business  (tags: Banks, Elizabeth Warren, Too Big to Fail, Glass-Steagall, Wall Street, Editor's Picks, JPMorgan Chase, Financial Crisis, Sherrod Brown, David Vitter, John McCain, Business News, Politics News )

Judy
- 489 days ago - salon.com
Banks that try to take private losses and pin them on taxpayers may have a new problem. Here's what you should know.
McDonald's Budget Plan Leaves Out A Critical Line: Corporate Welfare
Business  (tags: Fast Food, Wal-Mart, Corporate Welfare, Living Wage, Mcdonalds Budget, minimum wage, Welfare, Business News )

Judy
- 491 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
McDonald's just published some practical tips on how its workers can subsist on poverty wages. It's missing one key suggestion: Apply for food stamps and other government assistance immediately so McDonald's can keep the corporate welfare flowing.
Meet the Contractors Analyzing Your Private Data
Business  (tags: Blackwater, Edward Snowden, NSA, Contractors, verizon, Internet, Surveillance, Editor's Picks, Technology News, Business News, Politics News )

Judy
- 527 days ago - salon.com
Private companies are getting rich probing your personal information for the government. Call it Digital Blackwater.
Is the Government Helping Speculators Manipulate Grain Futures?
Business  (tags: Trading, Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Franklin Roosevelt, Chicago, Stock Market, Food, Editor's Picks, Business News, Politics News )

Judy
- 541 days ago - salon.com
How sophisticated traders exploit an obscure USDA rule change to get rich, fleece farmers, and drive up food prices
Meet the Billionaire Survivalists
Business  (tags: AlterNet, forbes, Vanity Fair, Cayman Islands, Brazil, Russia, India, China, Britain, Business News, Politics News )

Judy
- 591 days ago - salon.com
Third-world moguls are prepping for political and economic collapse by buying up property in America's top cities.
Judge Questions Fairness Of Citigroup's $590 Million Settlement
Business  (tags: Housing Crisis, Citibank, Citigroup Settlement, Citigroup Settlement Judge, Reuters, Toxic Mortgages, Business News )

Judy
- 597 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A Manhattan federal judge on Monday signaled he will not rubber-stamp Citigroup Inc's proposed $590 million settlement of a shareholder lawsuit accusing it of hiding tens of billions of dollars of toxic mortgage assets.
Incomes of Bottom 90 Percent Grew $59 in 40 Years
Business  (tags: Poverty, Income inequality, Wealth, Money, income, 1 percent, Business News )

Judy
- 605 days ago - salon.com
During the same period, average income for the top 10 percent of Americans rose by $116,071
Defeating Useless Rich People
Business  (tags: Labor, Progressives, Taxes, Makers vs. Takers, makers, Finance, Insurance, Real estate, Business News, Politics News )

Judy
- 605 days ago - salon.com
Taming wealthy, unproductive "moochers" will require a populist campaign to stop them. Here's how we can do it
How Rich 'Moochers' Hurt America
Business  (tags: Makers vs. Takers, makers, Taxes, Capitalism, landlords, rent, bankers, Mitt Romney, Editor's Picks, Business News, Politics News )

Judy
- 607 days ago - salon.com
In American politics as in the American economy, power and wealth have shifted from the industrial capitalists of old to the "rent lords" of the early 21st century, based in the overgrown FIRE (finance, insurance, real estate) sector.
Private Sector Parasites
Business  (tags: rent, Makers vs. Takers, makers, landlords, bankers, Copyright, Capitalism, Business News, Politics News )

Judy
- 608 days ago - salon.com
The "takers" who threaten the dynamism and fairness of industrial capitalism the most in the 21st century are not the welfare-dependent poor -- the villains of Tea Party propaganda -- but the rent-extracting, unproductive rich.
 

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