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Numbers That Count: Good News For Rich People

LOBBYING Thirty big corporations actually spent more money lobbying the federal government between 2008 and 2010 than they spent in taxes. Altogether, these companies spent $476 million over those three years to lobby Congress (about $400,000 per day, weekends included). PublicCampaign.org … Continue reading

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Greece’s Choice — and Ours: Democracy or Finance?

By Robert Reich TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011 Which do you trust more: democracy or financial markets? Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou decided in favor of democracy yesterday when he announced a national referendum on the draconian budget cuts Europe and … Continue reading

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