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Republicans Believe Rich People Just Work Harder. So How Do They Explain These Statistics?
Business  (tags: wealth, poverty, income, economy, wages )

Freya
- 464 days ago - dailykos.com
A new Pew Research Center/USA Today poll echoes Quinnipiac in finding that voters want to see the minimum wage increased and unemployment aid extended; once again, even Republicans support raising the minimum wage, 53 percent to 43 percent.
The "Middle Class" Myth: Here's Why Wages Are Really So Low Today
Business  (tags: wages, poverty, middle class, unions )

Freya
- 486 days ago - salon.com
Want to understand the failures of the "free market" and the key to getting a decent wage? Here's the real story.
Walmart Employees Having to Hold Food Drive For Thanksgiving to Feed Themselves
Business  (tags: Walmart, Thanksgiving, Ohio, low paid workers, poverty, employees helping employees )

Dandelion
- 532 days ago - dailykos.com
Walmart's management is asking its low-paid workers to give to its even lower-paid workers. That's asking people who are kinda sorta getting by giving to those who are living in poverty by their mutual employer, who refuses to pay them a living wage.
Big Oil Threatens Global Food Security
Business  (tags: Vitol, oil trader, food, global food market, food security, people vs profit, people vs corporations, famine, poverty, exploitation, capitalism )

Brian
- 754 days ago - truth-out.org
Vitol, the largest oil trader on this planet wants to dominate the global food market. Another example of putting corporate profits over human survival.
Incomes of Bottom 90 Percent Grew $59 in 40 Years
Business  (tags: Poverty, Income inequality, Wealth, Money, income, 1 percent, Business News )

Judy
- 770 days ago - salon.com
During the same period, average income for the top 10 percent of Americans rose by $116,071
Corporate Profits Have Risen Almost 20 Times Faster Than Workers' Incomes Since 2008
Business  (tags: abuse, americans, business, consumers, corporate, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, economy, Entrepreneurs, ethics, finance, foreclosures, government, investments, labor, lies, marketing, money, poverty, politics, society )

Kit
- 787 days ago - thinkprogress.org
At the same time, wages hit record lows, and corporate earnings are rising nearly 20 times faster than disposable incomes, the New York Times reports:
DeIndustrialization of America   video
Business  (tags: Whirlpool, taxes, post-industrial, deindustrialization, America, economy, lie, false promise, poverty, low wages, global economy )

Dandelion
- 872 days ago - youtube.com
America is rapidly becoming the first post-industrial nation on the globe. Failed tax subsidies to the Corporations have lined their pockets at the expense of us all. While austerity is asked of the average American & poor why does this remain for them?
TAKE ACTION NOW AGAINST CORPORATE GREED! Stop Supermarkets From Abusing Their Buyer Power!
Business  (tags: world, politics, business )

Cal
- 1065 days ago - stopsupermarkets.makefruitfair.org.uk
Supermarkets are the most powerful actors along tropical fruit supply chains. They make enormous profits by abusing this power and paying unsustainably low prices to their fruit suppliers
For America's Least Fortunate, The Grip Of Poverty Spans Generations
Business  (tags: society, politics, money, news, poverty, politics, society, business, americans, economy, usa, government )

Cal
- 1159 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Even in the best of economic times, America has long maintained pockets of deep and persistent poverty. From blighted urban neighborhoods like this one, hollowed out by the collapse of the steel industry more than a generation ago, to long-impoverished co
America's Dead Zones: From Dodge City to Durango, Why Does Prosperity Pass So Many Places By?
Business  (tags: business, americans, economy, politics, poverty, society, news, usa )

Cal
- 1194 days ago - alternet.org
Some regions are recovering, while others across America remain in deep decline. How did this happen and what can we do?
Jobs for the Poor? Save the Wild for $1 a Day
Business  (tags: ecosystems, development, economies, poverty, economy, ethics, goodnews, government, SustainableDevelopment, sustainabledevelopment, politics, society, news, greenbuilding, GoodNews, business, environment )

Cal
- 1208 days ago - enn.com
Paying people to steward the nearby ecosystems could help raise them out of poverty, noted the study authored by Will Turner and his colleagues at Conservation International.
TAKE ACTION: Bank Transfer Day: A Guide to Closing Your Account
Business  (tags: banks, bank transfer day, credit unions, close accounts, November 5th, Occupy Wall Street, fight corporate corruption, the 1%, wealthy elites, corporate profits, recession, unemployment, poverty, homelessness, starvation, we are the 99% )

Brian
- 1285 days ago - yesmagazine.org
To protest the behavior of big banks, thousands have pledged to switch to small credit unions on November 5th. Follow these steps to simplify the process.
Skyrocketing Income Inequality OR How The 1% Profited By Robbing You of Your Labor Rights
Business  (tags: income inequality, class war, Occupy Wall Street, corporate corruption, government collaboration, recession, unemployment, poverty, hunger, workers rights, labor rights, we are the 99% )

Brian
- 1288 days ago - thinkprogress.org
The middle class's share of national income has steadily declined as the percentage of the population in labor unions has fallen. At the same time, the top 1 percent's share of national income has exploded.
Secretive Thinktanks Crushing Democracy - Millionaire$ & Corporation$ Sway Public Opinion Using Tax Breaks
Business  (tags: rightwing thinktanks, lobbying, funding, corporations, millionaires, US, UK, public opinion, influence, cry freedom, hunger, poverty, rules, regulation, public health, industrial injuries, exploitation, pollution, dustbin earth, unscrupulous banking )

LucyKalei
- 1294 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Rightwing thinktank funding by m$$naires & corp's explains why they outn° & outspend those arguing for public services & distribution of wealth. Claim to stand for freedom but they mean freedom from rules that prevent their sponsors playing by their own
OUTRAGEOUS! How Global Investors Make Money Out of Hunger
Business  (tags: abuse, investments, investors, society, politics, hunger, commodity prices, poverty, ethics, corruption, business, government, humans )

Cal
- 1341 days ago - spiegel.de
In recent years, the financial markets have discovered the huge opportunities presented by agricultural commodities. The consequences are devastating, as speculators drive up food prices and plunge millions of people into poverty
 

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