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The Symbol Can be an S with THREE Lines Through It, Something Really Next Level

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

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We Can’t Have Nice Things, Unless We Make Sure Some People Have Nicer Things

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

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Work Harder, Not Better-Remunerated

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

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‘Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt’ by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco

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

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‘The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap’ by Matt Taibbi

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

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Putting the Bull in “Bull Market”

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

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Labor Pains

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

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We’ve All Been Sent to the Cornfield

For ten years I lived in Champaign-Urbana, which is in east-central Illinois. In 1867 there was a problem with the right-hand side of the state curling up on humid days, so they decided to weigh it down by putting a … Continue reading

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