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The Neo-Colonial Dynamic: Walmart's Destructive Gaming of the System (Opinion)

The Neo-Colonial Dynamic: Walmart's Destructive Gaming of the System (Opinion)
It used be Molasses to Rum to Slaves and so on and so forth back in Colonial American days of old, but today we see a new version of a horrid classic. Walmart and Sam's Club love to pay their people low wages, so low that they can't possibly afford to sustain themselves and their families on them, so they end up on programs like food stamps and using local food pantries to supplement their food to survive on which Sam's Club and Walmart are all too happy to donate to the local bank that supplies these pantries.
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Billionaire Lunatic: Talking About Income Inequality Means You're a Nazi

Billionaire Lunatic: Talking About Income Inequality Means You're a Nazi
Tom Perkins, founder of one of Silicon Valley's top venture capital firms, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, would like you to know that if you talk about income inequality, you're attacking the poor, poor 1% — just like the Nazis attacked the Jewish people.
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Home Depot Head Threatens to Withdraw Donations to Catholic Church

Home Depot Head Threatens to Withdraw Donations to Catholic Church
Home Depot founder Ken Langone is apparently not happy with Pope Francis. According to Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the billionaire and his friends are "worried" about the recent talk of "poor people" and "inequality" coming from the Pope and are starting to doubt that they should still donate to the church.
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Hurting One, Hurting All: Economists Wake Up to Income Inequality’s Damage

Hurting One, Hurting All: Economists Wake Up to Income Inequality’s Damage
In an Associated Press survey published today, a group of three dozen economists agree that the “growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn’t bad just for individuals. It’s hurting the U.S. economy.”
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Isaiah J. Poole
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TX Drunk-Driving Teen Who Killed 4 People Highlights America's 'Affluenza' Affliction

TX Drunk-Driving Teen Who Killed 4 People Highlights America's 'Affluenza' Affliction
Two weeks ago, Ethan Couch, a TX teen, killed four Texans. He got behind the wheel of his car with three times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood, mowed down several pedestrians, and now four families are without their children. The judge let Ethan off with 10 years probation and prescribed therapy. The defense argued that Ethan has "affluenza," a condition by which rich people don't understand and are thus not responsible for the consequences of their actions.
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Wave of Black Friday Strikes Kicks Off as Walmart CEO Steps Down

Wave of Black Friday Strikes Kicks Off as Walmart CEO Steps Down
Protest organizers estimate that employees will boycott over 1,500 locations on Friday, disrupting what many call the 'largest shopping day of the year' to bring awareness to the company's culture of low pay and intimidation.
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New Report: Corporate Welfare Costs the Average American Family $6,000 Annually

New Report: Corporate Welfare Costs the Average American Family $6,000 Annually
With big corporations doubling their profits while having their taxes cut over the past ten years, 2.9 million American jobs have been lost and the system has been pushed to its functional boundaries. The system, Buchheit argues, is nothing more than crony capitalism and creates a government whose main function is to legalize the fleecing of the 99 percent at the behest of the elite one percent.
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No Such Thing as Free: What Global Trade Agreements Teach Us About Putting Americans to Work

No Such Thing as Free: What Global Trade Agreements Teach Us About Putting Americans to Work
As the Trans-Pacific Partnership gets rammed through Congress, greased by backroom dealings, promises of jobs, jobs, jobs are being proffered exponentially. However, the U.S. has a long history of global trade deals and the evidence of job growth isn't exactly promising. So what do NAFTA and deals with China and Korea have to teach us about TPP's promises?
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Forbes Magazine: Charter School Gravy Train Runs Express To Fat City

Forbes Magazine: Charter School Gravy Train Runs Express To Fat City
In case it wasn't obvious, the bottom line for charter schools isn't a new alternative to public education but big business' bottom line. A report in Forbes, shows that charter schools are in corporate portfolios right next to movie megaplexes and retail space. However, only one of these holdings is funded with tax payer dollars.
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Global Enemy #1: Tax Shelters

Global Enemy #1: Tax Shelters
As bankrupted governments are starved of revenue, global corporations and its upper echelon evade taxes at an unprecedented rate. In the UK, protesters shut down HSBC banks and set up food banks. It was a poignant representative image of after effects that come from harsh austerity measures that only benefit the 1%. Now, the G20 is agreeing to get serious about tax avoidance — but will it actually matter?
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