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How to Compel Big Employers to Be Better Employers 14.12.2018 American Prospect
Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island via AP A Walmart store in Lihue, Hawaii Nick Hanauer, who may be the nation’s only venture capitalist who fully understands just how much havoc American capitalism since the 1970s has wreaked with all but our wealthiest citizens, and who’s put forth some of the most far-sighted remedies to spread the wealth Americans create to the hundred-plus millions who actually create it, is at it again. Yesterday, our friends at Democracy posted a  new article  by Hanauer that proposes a range of policies that would hold large employers to higher labor standards than the higher universal labor standards that Hanauer has proposed in previous articles in both Democracy and the Prospect. In earlier articles he wrote with labor leader David Rolf, Hanauer called for establishing a “shared security system” under which employers would be required to provide workers with portable, pro-rated and universal benefits, whether those workers were direct employees, sub-contracted employees, ...
Wall Street, Banks and Angry Citizens: The Inequality Gap Is Growing 13.12.2018 Truthout.com
In today's global economy, financial security is increasingly the property of the 1 percent.

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US weekly jobless claims drop to near 49-year low 13.12.2018 Raw Story

The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits tumbled to near a 49-year low last week, which could ease concerns about a slowdown in the labor market and economy. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 27,000 to a seasonally adjusted 206,000 for the week ended Dec....

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Macron Makes Concessions To Yellow Vest Protesters, But Will It Be Enough? 12.12.2018 Outside the Beltway
French President Emmanuel Macron made several concessions to the Yellow Vest protesters but it remains to be seen if this will be enough to quell the protests.
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We Need to Tackle the Daunting State of Our Country’s Elder Care 12.12.2018 The Moderate Voice

As the baby boomer generation ages, the need for caregivers to support the aging population increases. Traditionally, family members of elderly individuals in need of care stepped up to the plate. However, a changing economy has rendered it difficult, even impossible, for children of boomers to tackle care-giving and employment responsibilities simultaneously. Many Americans find […]

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Chris Farrell's conversation on the creative economy 12.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Conversations on the Creative Economy: Entrepreneurship and inclusive economic prosperity in the Midwest.
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Trump is risking an economic recession to protect the profits of corporations who don’t care about American workers 12.12.2018 Raw Story

“I am a Tariff Man,” Trump tweeted last week. “When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so…. We are right now taking in $billions in Tariffs. MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN.” I’m sorry, Mr President, but you got this wrong. Tarif...

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Trade: It’s Still About Class, Not Country 10.12.2018 Truthout.com
Advocates of Trump's trade policy either don't understand it or are choosing to ignore its elitist nature.

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Richard Wolff: There Are No Blueprints for Revolution 10.12.2018 Truthout.com
For socialism to succeed, power and control of production must lie with the working people, says the economist.

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Japan’s economy shrinks most in four years as global risks hit business spending 10.12.2018 Raw Story

The Japanese economy contracted the most in over four years in the third quarter as companies slashed spending, threatening to chill the investment outlook in 2019 as the export-reliant nation grapples with slowing global growth and trade frictions. The slump in the world’s third-biggest economy add...

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Dollar slides as U.S. job data dents Fed tightening outlook; yuan on back foot 10.12.2018 Raw Story

The dollar slid almost half a percent against the euro and the yen on Monday after soft U.S. payrolls data fuelled speculation that the Federal Reserve may stop raising interest rates after a highly likely move next week. The Chinese yuan dipped after weak trade and inflation data over the weekend, ...

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Swept Up in France’s Yellow Vest Protests 9.12.2018 Truthout.com
The movement in France is more like Occupy than it is the Tea Party.

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Here’s how Trump killed the GOP in the midterms — and how he may destroy his own 2020 campaign 9.12.2018 Raw Story

Evil days. The midterms were bearing down on us like a runaway train with Donald Trump in the driver’s seat and the throttle wide open, the Presidential Special hell-bent for the bottom. “Go Trump Go!” tweeted David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, as if the president needed anyone’s e...

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Trump’s Great American Forest Liquidation Sale 8.12.2018 Truthout.com
The Trump administration wants to eliminate rules protecting 50 million acres of forests from logging and roadbuilding.

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France’s Yellow Vest Riots Enter Fifth Week 8.12.2018 Outside the Beltway
Protests that have killed four and injured hundreds have been rewarded and show no sign of ending.
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Oil Industry Spent Millions to Defeat Carbon Tax in Washington State 7.12.2018 Truthout.com
Big Oil spent over $31 million to defeat a carbon tax that would have helped create good paying, clean energy jobs.

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Wages Are Growing, but Involuntary Part-Time Workers Are Increasing 7.12.2018 Truthout.com
Wages grew and unemployment stayed steady in November, but the economy is also showing some signs of weakness.

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November Jobs Growth Falls Short Of Expectations 7.12.2018 Outside the Beltway
Jobs Growth in November was healthy but fell short of expectations.
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Donald Trump Jr. goes after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with ignorant dog-eating meme 7.12.2018 Raw Story

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t even been sworn in to office yet but the New Yorker who will become the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress is clearly making Republicans feel threatened, just by existing. She’s been attacked by so many on the right, including the massive Fox Ne...

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White House aides worry Trump’s obsession with the stock market will wreck his fragile ‘psyche’ 7.12.2018 Raw Story

President Donald Trump has tied his volatile moods to the stock market — which has plunged into uncertainty. A former administration official said Trump likes to use a simple metric to brag about his performance, and the stock market has replaced what poll numbers offered to his ego during the...

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