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US Income Gap Widest in Decades, Based on Housing Market Data
Offbeat  (tags: Austerity, Economy, Employment, Global economy, USA )

Ray
- 15 days ago - rt.com
The income gap among metropolitan regions in the United States has reached new heights based on home prices in 2013, according to a new report.
Punished By Axe: Bonded Labour in India's Brick Kilns
Offbeat  (tags: slavery, violence, economy, India )

Ray
- 48 days ago - bbc.co.uk
India's economy is the 10th largest in the world, but millions of the country's workers are thought to be held in conditions little better than slavery. One man's story - which some may find disturbing - illustrates the extreme violence that some labourer
'US Allies Begin to Question Value of Relationships With Washington'
Offbeat  (tags: Banking, Conflict, Economy, Europe, Finance, Germany, Human rights, Intelligence, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 48 days ago - rt.com
The alliance of countries that have lock-stepped and marched behind the US for so long is falling apart now, and the situation with US spying on Germany only confirms this trend, Caleb Maupin from International Action Center told RT.
Please Can You Demand That David Cameron Puts Our Bees Before Syngenta's Profits?
Offbeat  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, endangered, environment, forests, green, government, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, humans, nature, politics, world, wildlife, weather, water, trees, protection, habitat, activists, culture, dishonesty, death, ethics, fami )

Wendy
- 64 days ago - secure.38degrees.org.uk
"If the government approves Syngenta's kneejerk and cynical application then the public are bound to question whether ministers are too close to the agrochemical companies and too distant from the ecology that feeds us.".
Northern Gateway and the Fight for Canada's 'Soul'
Offbeat  (tags: pipeline, economy, environment, oil, Canada )

Ray
- 71 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Is a pipeline that provides Canadian oil with a smooth route to the Pacific the key to Canada's economic future, or is it a dangerous break with the country's past? The BBC reports from three places where the dispute is keenly felt.
Modern-Day Slavery a $150bn-a-Year Business - UN Report
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Economy, Human rights, Sex, UN, Violence )

Ray
- 100 days ago - rt.com
Nearly 21 million people are working as modern day slaves, falling victim to trafficking, forced labor and sexual exploitation, a new UN report finds. The illicit market in exploited people generates billions of dollars in profit worldwide.
The IMF Goes to War in Ukraine
Offbeat  (tags: Bailout, Clashes, Conflict, Crisis, EU, Economy, Gas, Human rights, Natural resources, Politics, Russia, USA, Ukraine, Violence )

Ray
- 114 days ago - rt.com
The IMF has approved a $17 billion loan to Ukraine. The first $3.2 billion tranche has arrived on Wednesday. It's essential to identify the conditions attached to this Mafia-style "loan."
Americans Live on a Statistical Reservation
Offbeat  (tags: Economy, Food, Inflation, USA )

Ray
- 114 days ago - rt.com
America's Bureau of Labor Statistics reports inflation in the US running at 1.5 percent. This is dangerous nonsense. The 1.5 percent number depends on a misrepresentation of a key component: food.
Wealth of US Middle Class Now Lower Than Canada's - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Austerity, Economy, Employment, Government Spending, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 129 days ago - rt.com
American workers who previously made up the wealthiest middle class in the world have lost that distinction, according to new research that attributes the economic stagnation on rising income inequality in the US.
Russia Will Not Import GMO Products - PM Medvedev
Offbeat  (tags: Economy, GMO, Law, Russia, Trade )

Ray
- 146 days ago - rt.com
Russia will not import GMO products, the country's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, adding that the nation has enough space and resources to produce organic food.
Inequality Gap Between Super Rich and Poor Continues to Widen
Offbeat  (tags: Economy, USA )

Ray
- 148 days ago - rt.com
Things aren't getting much better for the gap between America's rich and poor: a new study reveals that inequality within the United States is only getting worse.
Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers Speak: Is It Time for Us to Join Them?
Offbeat  (tags: climate-change, pollution, activists, americans, culture, education, freedoms, government, environment, ethics, economy, politics, interesting, humanrights, corporate, dishonesty, ethics, finance, SustainableDevelopment, sustainabledevelopment, conservati )

Michael
- 271 days ago - opednews.com
The name of the game was Monopoly and it was played out in the "real world" as well as in the board game of the same name. Thus, today, we have just a few corporations left competing on the "Board of Life." And just like the game, the prize is ownership.
"Bring What You Want, Take What You Want"
Offbeat  (tags: world, interesting, goodnews, economy, Argentine )

Naoko
- 355 days ago - ipsnews.net
Disillusioned with an economy that promotes individualism and ruthless consumption, thousands of people in Argentina are giving things away in street markets, organising car pools with strangers or offering free accommodation to travellers from abroad.
Game:Tax Evaders
Offbeat  (tags: corruption, dishonesty, ethics, economy, propaganda, lies, usa, unusual, odd, design, americans, society, safety, protection )

JL
- 504 days ago - taxevaders.net
They seem to have come from another planet - it would certainly explain how little they care about the upkeep of this one.Every Tax Day we watch as corporate Tax Evaders skim untold billions from America, while the rest of us actually pay for the upkeep
Video: College Kid Forced To Remind Know-It-All Economist That He's Actually Not A Scientist
Offbeat  (tags: economy, dishonesty, cover-up, ethics, abuse, americans, goodnews, GoodNews, usa, propaganda, lies, media, politics, education, society, rights, science, funny, interesting, protection, safety, culture, children, news )

JL
- 507 days ago - upworthy.com
Stephen Moore, libertarian economist and Wall Street Journal columnist learned the hard way that spin doesn't work in the face of facts.
 

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