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Monsanto: The Gigantic Evil Megacorp (That's Actually Kinda a Pipsqueak)
Business  (tags: Monsanto, Evil MegaCorp, Publically Listed, Runt, Not That Big, Economics, Politics, Science, Hype )

Brian
- 5 days ago - tacit.livejournal.com
"As big companies go, Monsanto is a runt. In terms of gross revenue, it is almost exactly the same size as Whole Foods and Starbucks. It's smaller than The Gap, way smaller than 7-11 and UPS, a tiny fraction of the size of Home Depot..."
Corporatism Stifles Innovation
Business  (tags: innovation, invention, economics, capitalism, corporations, corporatism )

Freya
- 50 days ago - altheadlines.com
For an economy to grow and create actual wealth, innovation is a bedrock component in the development of enhanced prosperity. Prosperity is an intriguing concept. Simply making and accumulating money falls short of establishing a successful economic model
Stop the Wall Street Schmooze!
Business  (tags: lobbying, petitions, economy, banks, Wall Street, economics )

Freya
- 88 days ago - secure.consumersunion.org
The big banks and financial services industry are at it again, trying to undermine reforms we passed to prevent another economic meltdown. They're pushing a package of bills that will tie up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in so much red tape
The Three Biggest Right-Wing Lies About Poverty
Business  (tags: poverty, misconceptions, wages, economics )

Freya
- 96 days ago - readersupportednews.org
Rather than confront poverty by extending jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed, endorsing a higher minimum wage, or supporting jobs programs, conservative Republicans are taking a different tack.
These Services Are Vital To The Health of the Earth - Economist Call Them Externalities   video
Business  (tags: David Suzuki, Externalities, Sustainable Man, Earth, Economics, disconnected )

Dandelion
- 152 days ago - youtube.com
Our economic system incentivises the exploitation of earth's finite resources. Money does not stand for anything and must continue to grow (consume more resources) in order for the economy to function. Conventional economics is a form of brain damage.
Are Supermarkets Cheaper Than Farmers' Markets?
Business  (tags: Grocery, Organic, Farmers Market, Produce, Price, Sustainable, Local, Healthy, Economy, Economics, Savings, Value, business, consumers, corporate, environment, ethics, farming, money, wal-mart, Walmart )

Syd
- 155 days ago - threespringsfarm.com
We selected 3 area supermarkets with which to compare our farmers' market prices: an organic/health food chain, Wild Oats, as we grow organically (though not certified); the most widespread grocery store in town, Albertsons; and Wal-Mart...
The Rot of Wall Street Stinks All the Way to the Bank
Business  (tags: CEOs, economics, salaries, greed )

Freya
- 162 days ago - alternet.org
The U.S. is in a historical wage slump, while bank CEOs like Citigroup's Michael Corbat receives $16 million in bonus pay.
Robert Reich: How Increasing Numbers of Americans Are Saying 'No Deal' to Absurd Inequality
Business  (tags: inequality, economics )

Freya
- 170 days ago - alternet.org
Every year I ask my class on "Wealth and Poverty" to play a simple game. I have them split up into pairs, and imagine I'm giving one of them $1,000.
The National Consensus to End Wealth Inequality Builds
Business  (tags: wealth, economics, economic inequality, capitalism )

Freya
- 181 days ago - alternet.org
As more people recognize the unfair economy created by big finance capitalism, they are pushing forward with alternatives.
Americans Grapple With Income Inequality
Business  (tags: wages, income, economics, income inequality )

Freya
- 230 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The wealthiest county in America is settled deep in 4 a.m. slumber when Neal Breen threads the mini-mansion subdivisions and snow-blanketed fairways on his way to open shop.
The Political Economy of Predatory Capitalism
Business  (tags: capitalism, toxic capitalism, predatory capitalism, exploitation, economic injustice, environmental devastation, political corruption, #resist, rise up, economics )

Brian
- 251 days ago - truth-out.org
"The challenges ahead are daunting. Predatory capitalism has created the synergy needed for the exploitation of labor at national, regional and global levels. Developing types of international organization should become therefore a top priority for..."
10 Reasons That Long-Term Unemployment Is a National Catastrophe
Business  (tags: unemployment, jobs, recession, depression, recovery, economics )

Freya
- 261 days ago - motherjones.com
Unemployment is bad. Obviously long-term unemployment is worse. But it's not just a little worse, it's horrifically worse.
Switzerland Ponders a Future of Clean Money
Business  (tags: secrecy, Swizerland, economics, economy, business, consumers, americans, corporate, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, finance, government, investing, investments, investors, law, money, society, politics, usa, world )

JL
- 721 days ago - spiegel.de
Where does the country's wealth come from? How much of it is due to Switzerland's tradition of banking secrecy, and for how much longer will it exist? And what happens to Switzerland when that secrecy is gone?
Follies of Big Banks and Government
Business  (tags: america, Banks, Bill Moyers, corruption, economics, finance, foreclouses, Interview )

Kit
- 817 days ago - truth-out.org
Rolling Stone editor Matt Taibbi and Yves Smith, creator of the finance and economics blog Naked Capitalism, join Bill to discuss the folly and corruption of both banks and government, and how that tag-team leaves deep wounds in our democracy.
Evolution of Currency
Business  (tags: economics, evolution, business )

Alex
- 962 days ago - forexcrunch.com
Money has experienced an incredible evolution over the centuries, and this is how its development breaks down.
 

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