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By now you’ve probably heard of Martin Shkreli, a hedge fund parasite who decided to take some time off from contributing nothing to the human race to instead actively interfere with it. He bought the rights to a drug used … Continue reading
Back in April, a Seattle-based company called Gravity Payments did something novel. The CEO took a $930,000 pay cut in order to raise the minimum salary of all the workers to $70,000 a year. How did that work out for … Continue reading
With fourteen “major” candidates announced and a few more impending, the Republican field for President in 2016 has been described as a “clown car”. That’s funny and all, but at least they don’t have their party deciding that if they … Continue reading
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is a look at what main author Chris Hedges terms “sacrifice zones”. These are areas in the country that have been more or less been given up to Capitalism, places where human life, human … Continue reading
I finished Matt Taibbi’s new book, The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, which I was reading in the evening before I went to bed. I am surprised that I was not given to uneasy and … Continue reading
Here are four stories currently on the front page at CNN Money: Dow, S&P close at new highs on health care rally Strength in the health care sector gave stocks a shot in the arm Tuesday, pushing the Dow and … Continue reading
Yesterday, Michigan, where the Flint Sit-Down Strike made labor rights history in 1937, became a Right-to-Work state, a triumph for those who want to see the last vestiges of the labor movement swept away. Time was when corporations would hire … Continue reading