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What If Shareholders Knew About Their Company's Political Spending?
Business  (tags: business, ethics, investors, politics, usa, SEC, political spending, new regulation )

Lynn
- 10 hours ago - alternet.org
...a proposed Securities and Exchange Commission rule that would force publicly traded companies to disclose their political spending to their shareholders.
How Billionaires Like the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson and Sam Walton Are Destroying America
Business  (tags: billionaires, greed, Koch Brothers, robber barons, Democracy, plutocracy, capitalism )

Freya
- 2 days ago - alternet.org
The Koch brothers are only the most conspicuous among a whole tribe of "self-made" billionaires who imagine themselves architects or master builders of a revamped, rehabilitated America. The resurgence of what might be called dynastic or family capitalism
The Greatest Trick Capitalism Ever Pulled Was Making You Want a Pumpkin Spice Latte
Business  (tags: Americans, business, consumers, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, comfort food, corporate, economy, marketing, money, society, humans, ethics )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - vox.com
In 2013, Americans spent $308 million on pumpkin-flavored products. Pumpkin-flavored beer, pumpkin-flavored creamer, pumpkin breads, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin yogurt, pumpkin cream cheese, and pumpkin cider peppered the shelves of grocery stores.
OP-ED: America Is Running Out of Jobs. It's Time for a Universal Basic Income.
Business  (tags: income plitics, aid, guaranteed minimm income, op-ed, economy )

Cal
- 4 days ago - theweek.com
The politics of a guaranteed income get a lot easier when you acknowledge that the U.S. is no longer the land of opportunity
America's Wealth Gap 'Unsustainable,' May Worsen: Harvard Study
Business  (tags: wealth, poverty, greed, income, economic injustice, corporations, competition, commerce )

Freya
- 6 days ago - finance.yahoo.com
The widening gap between America's wealthiest and its middle and lower classes is "unsustainable", but is unlikely to improve any time soon, according to a Harvard Business School study released on Monday.
New Book to Expose Malaysian Ruler's Environmental Crimes: Money Logging
Business  (tags: Money Logging, corruption, business, dishonesty, environment, government, money, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia, oil palm plantations )

Evelyn
- 6 days ago - world-wire.com
Money Logging is a story of a people who have lost their ancient paradise to a wasteland of oil palm plantations, pollution, and corruption--and how they hope to take it back.
The Spam Factory's Dirty Secret
Business  (tags: Hormel, Spam, factories, unions, meat packers, injustice, labor, workers )

Freya
- 6 days ago - motherjones.com
First, Hormel gutted the union. Then it sped up the line. And when the pig-brain machine made workers sick, they got canned.
4 Ways Greedy Capitalists Rig the System to Profit Off Our Misery
Business  (tags: capitalism, greed, poverty, water, resources, housing, foreclosure, savings, banks, injustice, prisons, incarceration )

Freya
- 6 days ago - alternet.org
The profit motive fogs the thinking of free-market advocates. The Economist gushes, "Take a bow, capitalism...the biggest poverty-reduction measure of all is liberalising markets to let poor people get richer."
As the World Burns, Our Political Class Whoops It Up With the Plutocracy
Business  (tags: greed, Koch Brothers, politicians, plutocracy, lobbyists )

Freya
- 6 days ago - alternet.org
It's party time, whether in Martha's Vineyard or at the Kochs' posh retreat in Southern California.
Israel Profits From Blocking Non-Israeli Reconstruction Aid Into Gaza
Business  (tags: Israel war for profit, ethnic cleansing of Palestine, reonstruction materials blockade-siege 2, USA, Americans, congress, U.S. House of Representatives, enough, no more aid to israel, now!, Israel impunity-crimes against humanity, end $3 BILLION )

Jess
- 7 days ago - english.pnn.ps
It is outrageous that a country which has just demolished 25,000 houses is demanding that their construction industry benefit from rebuilding them at the expense of the international community
 
 
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