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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 )

- 672 days ago -
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 )

- 694 days ago -
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 )

- 740 days ago -
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.
Incomes of Bottom 90 Percent Grew $59 in 40 Years
Business  (tags: Poverty, Income inequality, Wealth, Money, income, 1 percent, Business News )

- 978 days ago -
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 )

- 995 days ago -
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 )

- 1080 days ago -
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 )

- 1273 days ago -
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 )

- 1367 days ago -
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 )

- 1402 days ago -
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 )

- 1416 days ago -
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.
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 )

- 1502 days ago -
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 )

- 1549 days ago -
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
Lords Of Poverty: The Power, Prestige, And Corruption Of The International Aid Business
Business  (tags: aid, corruption, economy, poverty, third world, first world, money, abuse, world, ethics, finance, society, lies )

- 1619 days ago -
The chief, if not the sole beneficiaries of foreign aid, Hancock shows, are the local elites in the recipient countries, special interest groups in the developed countries, and the aid bureaucracy itself. The chief losers? The First World taxpayers and
BANGLADESH: Women Find a Way Out of Poverty
Business  (tags: business, microfinance, poverty, alleviating poverty, women, society, politics, news, GoodNews, humans, finance, economy, world )

- 1739 days ago -
Founded and introduced in the late 1970s, microfinancing is Bangladesh's success story. Recent studies suggest that over 11 million Bangladeshis have benefited from borrowings, making the country the global leader in the successful use of microfinance pro
Colombia: For the Poor, a New Way to Protect Against Disaster
Business  (tags: economy, society, microinsurance, politics, poverty, developing world, money, world, finance, business, investing, SustainableDevelopment )

- 1769 days ago -
Microfinance was going to be the answer to poverty. Is microinsurance now the new panacea?

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