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Official Unemployment Is at 3.9%? Economist Robert Pollin Says It Is More Like 12%
Business  (tags: job numbers, economics, labor market, low wages )

Sheryl
- 127 days ago - therealnews.com
The official rate, this 3.9 percent first of all does not take account of people that are working part time and want to work full time. Also people that have dropped out of the labor force temporarily because they do not see good prospects for themselves
How Debt Could Blow Up the Trump Economy
Business  (tags: economics, tax cuts, finances, corporations, big business, budget deficit )

Freya
- 185 days ago - msn.com
Donald Trump is pitching, as only Donald Trump can pitch, that a major economic revival is energizing America for a new run at greatness, and that he's the straw stirring the elixir.
US Posts Biggest Budget Deficit Since 2012 as Tax Income Falls
Business  (tags: finance, taxes, revenue, economics )

Freya
- 189 days ago - msn.com
The chickens of tRumps' insane tax plan are starting to come home and roost.
Don't Let Congress Pass the 'Bank Lobbyist Act'
Business  (tags: banking, bills, greed, economics, petitions )

Freya
- 193 days ago - action.citizen.org
The U.S. Senate is considering a terrible new bill that gives a major handout to the Big Banks we bailed out after they wrecked our economy in 2008.
Income Inequality and Neoliberalism Are Destroying Our Economy Richard Wolff   video
Business  (tags: economics, Dr. Wolff, depression, tax scam, tax cuts, October 2018 )

Sheryl
- 195 days ago - youtube.com
Be prepared people, not only in the US, but around the world, for this last tax scam to go into full effect starting Oct 2018. Many economist are expecting a Great Depression once again. Many people have not crawled out of 2008 yet.
Millennials and Capitalism Just Don't Mix
Business  (tags: economics, capitalism, youth, twenty somethings )

Freya
- 284 days ago - alternet.org
Data show rising dissatisfaction with economic status quo.
Here's Proof That If Trickle-Down Economics Worked, We'd Be Drowning in Sweet Trickle
Business  (tags: capitalism, economics, greed )

Freya
- 292 days ago - eclectablog.com
Trickle down economics is what George H.W. Bush famously called "Voodoo Economics." It is also referred to horse-and-sparrow economics because it's analogous to saying that if you feed a horse more grain, it will poo more seed for the sparrows to eat.
Economic Update Addiction Capitalism and 12 Steps   video
Business  (tags: Harriet Fraad, Richard Wolff, capitalism, addiction, economics, unstable system, inequality, austerity )

Sheryl
- 430 days ago - youtube.com
If your eyes glaze over when economics is brought up - fear not this man is for you. For any of us. He explains this so simple.
Google Hit With Record $2.7bn EU Fine for Demoting Rival Shopping Services
Business  (tags: corruption, Not free market, free market, Free Market Capitalism, crime, monopolies, economic collapse, economics, shopping, Online Marketing, online shopping, google, Google Search Advertising, advertising, sustainability, business practices )

Steven L
- 449 days ago - zdnet.com
Google has been fined a record-breaking â,¬2.42bn ($2.72bn) for breaching European Union antitrust rules by abusing its market dominance as a search engine to give an illegal advantage to its own shopping service.
Arizona Owners Can Lose Homes Over as Little as $50 in Back Taxes
Business  (tags: greed, injustice, real estate, investments, economics )

Freya
- 463 days ago - azcentral.com
Homeowners who fall behind on tax bills by as little as $50 can have their debt bought by other investors or banks. With what's known as a "tax lien" on the property, those investors then have the right to collect not just the debt, but interest too.
One Simple Thing Donald Trump Could Do That Would Make a Huge Difference - But Will He?
Business  (tags: economics, regulation, banks, investments, commodities )

Freya
- 465 days ago - alternet.org
We can keep Glass-Steagall or have another economic meltdown. The choice is Trump's.
Capitalism's Invisible Hand Doesn't Generate Public Good
Business  (tags: capitalism, wealth, Adam Smith, economics, greed, selfishness )

Freya
- 526 days ago - alternet.org
Capitalism's invisible hand just produces market efficiency, everyone buying and selling at the most efficient price. According to idealized capitalist market theory, the rich can buy luxury goods at fair market price and the poor can buy what little they
Sorry, Conservatives: There's No Mention of Capitalism in Our Constitution
Business  (tags: capitalism, US law, Constitution, wages, income, economics )

Freya
- 845 days ago - alternet.org
The low-wage worker movement has underscored a serious lack of understanding of basic economics by most Americans.
The Panama Papers - Politicians, Criminals and the Rogue Industry That Hides Their Money (Website - Interactive Pages)
Business  (tags: Panama Papers, economics, corruption, tax evasion, money, investments, law, cover-up )

Evelyn
- 880 days ago - panamapapers.icij.org
The ICIJ special site, with interactive pages for "Power Players" (Explore offshore connections of world leaders, politicians and their relatives and associates); "Stairway to Tax Heaven" (navigate this parallel universe and hide your cash away); etc
A Crisis Worse Than Islamic State? Bail-Ins Begin
Business  (tags: banks, savings, economics, derivatives, crises, economic collapse )

Freya
- 994 days ago - truth-out.org
While the mainstream media focus on ISIS extremists, a threat that has gone virtually unreported is that your life savings could be wiped out in a massive derivatives collapse. Bank bail-ins have begun in Europe, and the infrastructure is in place in...
 

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