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IT’S US–THE CONSUMERS–THAT DO IT

Sorry, Folks, Rich People Actually Don’t ‘Create The Jobs’ By Henry Blodget/ Business Insider/ November 29, 2013 As America struggles with high unemployment and record inequality, everyone is offering competing solutions to the problem.  In this war of words (and … Continue reading

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WE’VE REACHED STAGE 4, AND IT’S TERMINAL

How America Is Turning into a 3rd World Nation in 4 Easy Steps It starts with destroying our manufacturing base. By Thom Hartmann/Alternet/ November 10, 2012 New reports that Taiwanese transnational manufacturing corporation Foxconn may be opening up some plants … Continue reading

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HOW SAD WE ONLY HAVE ONE BERNIE SANDERS

The American People Are Angry By Bernie Sanders/ OpEdNews.com/ June 28, 2012 The American people are angry.  They are angry that they are being forced to live through the worst recession in our lifetimes — with sky-high unemployment, with millions … Continue reading

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HOW TO FIX THE ECONOMY: INVEST IN THE MIDDLE CLASS

Nobody makes economics more accessible to the layman and makes more sense on the subject than Robert Reich. A simple explanation that clearly lays out the problem and the obvious solutions: Why The Economy Can’t Get Out of First Gear … Continue reading

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DO YOU FEEL THE TRICKLE DOWN YET?

Robert Reich Explains All You Need to Know About Taxes in 2 1/2 minutes:

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Taxing the Rich Healthy For the Economy

Why a Fair Economy is Not Incompatible with Growth but Essential to It by Robert Reich/ robertreich.org/ April 15, 2012 One of the most pernicious falsehoods you’ll hear during the next seven months of political campaigning is there’s a necessary … Continue reading

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With a Cherry on Top?

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The U.S. Is So Unpredictable: Who Could Have Known…?

by Arlen Grossman “Too Big to Fail” Wall Street firms caused a worldwide financial crash, the government bailed them out and didn’t break them up, and yet these  companies continue risky investments and reward their executives with outrageously large salaries … Continue reading

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BPR Quote of the Day: Kings and Kingdoms

“‘Smaller government,’ it turns out, is not actually smaller government but different government. It’s government for the rich instead of government for the rest of us. It’s a departure from democracy and a shift toward the old hierarchical systems of … Continue reading

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