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Economy

Blue States Prosper While Red States Falter

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The data is in and cannot be refuted. Red states under the influence of Koch-styled governance are hurting their citizens through their inhumane policies. They are promoting "an economic model [so] disconnected from the true sources of prosperity." Editorializing earlier this week, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, the authors of American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper, discuss this red-blue economic differential, noting that "the key drivers of growth are science, education and innovation, not low taxes, lax regulations or greater exploitation of natural resources." The difference between thriving blue ...

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Your fridge is ground zero, Part 2 of 2

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"Hunger, in your neighborhood or anywhere in the world, is a violation of human rights, and caused by inhumane politics. Corporations have a responsibility to get the excess food to those who need it, and we all have a responsibility to demand that they do." (Your fridge is ground zero, Part 1 of 2, 4/24/15)

Yesterday, we brought an important documentary to your attention, “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story” (trailer here, how to screen). It revealed some sobering statistics summarized here, below which you can find some of the things you can do to fight this scourge ...

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Response to Climate Change Impossible Without A Revolution in Thinking

Adrian Kenyon

I will continue writing about the environment for how can we hope for a new age free from racial and sexual oppression if we destroy the world with our stupid choices? In reading Naomi Klein's trailblazing book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, we are destined for ecological disaster within 50 years or less. Here she succinctly lays out the challenge . . . . . . [W]e are left with a stark choice: allow climate disruption to change everything about our world, or change pretty much everything about our economy to avoid that fate. And, the problem ...

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For Labor Day: Income Inequality Dampens Economic Growth for Rich and Poor Alike

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In tribute to American workers, over half of whom earn less than $15 per hour but deserve so much more, we are reprinting our coverage on income equality. Where the minimum wage is $15 the local economy is boosted, reason alone to join the movement to rectify income equality. See also: The Wealthy and Powerful Aid Social and Powerful Social and Economic Justice Activists and List of Organizations Working on Income Equality   The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office showed that after-tax average income ballooned 15.1% fro the top 1% of earners, but grew by less than 1% for the ...

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List of Organizations Working on Income Inequality

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Inequality-Related Organizations and Institutions We've spent the last few days tweeting and writing on this website to draw more people's attention to the scourge of income inequality. There's really no time to spare. Rectifying income inequality is the one and only solution to rescuing our failing economy, but it is also a matter of life and death. We published a list of wealthy and powerful folks who understand the problem and what needs to be done who can be tapped as resources, sponsors, and donors. Today, we are publishing this ...

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The Wealthy and Powerful Aid Social and Economic Justice Activists

by Vince Lamb Flickr/creative commons

10 Business Leaders that Just Say No to Income Equality A recent report from Standard & Poor's (S&P) led us to examine more closely how income inequality dampens growth for rich in poor alike. Conservatives, as well as progressives, are beginning to better understand some of the underlying causes, and what can be done. Safety net programs such as social security and food stamps are not the culprit. Actually at fault are things like tax cuts for the highest earners, the tendency of rich people to accumulate wealth for the sake of accumulation without putting ...

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