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(image courtesy of SwitchYourBank.org) Late-night breaking from Bloomberg : UBS Group AG said its main unit will plead guilty to fraud in the U.S. for manipulating benchmark interest rates ...
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 172 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 11:17 PM PDT with 298 Recommends
I've always wanted to share this story. The class struggle in America, "writ small". My own personal experience watching it play out over the course of a year. It was 2005. Pat (now my husband ...
by ka4mc
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue May 12, 2015 at 02:57 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
"I do have a lot of experience in solving problems - complex surgical problems - that have never been done by anybody before." This is Ben Carson's rationale for suggesting that though he lacks any ...
by Publius2008
Comment Count 45 comments on Sat May 09, 2015 at 08:48 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
A lot of things about Beverly Hills billionaire Stewart Resnick, owner of Paramount Farms, and his wife, Lynda, are well-known. Environmentalists have castigated the Resnicks, the largest orchard ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 07:55 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
So let me get this straight. We're going to outmaneuver the oligarchs by placing a person or two on the SCOTUS while leaving hundreds of neoliberals in place, from the bottom to the White House, ...
by Words In Action
Comment Count 783 comments on Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 09:22 AM PDT with 206 Recommends
Widely distributed income and wealth and the power and influence they confer within the public sphere are VITAL to democracy and justice. Real democracy and justice will not, cannot exist when income,
by Words In Action
Comment Count 189 comments on Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 10:48 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. ...
by Arrogant Ape
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Mar 27, 2015 at 04:10 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
(cross-posted here ) The idea in a nutshell: economies of scale achieved by mass-producing goods for the lower classes help to make high-end versions of these goods more affordable for the upper ...
by RobLewis
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Feb 23, 2015 at 08:05 AM PST with 8 Recommends
Even when it comes to marijuana, they're out to help the 1% .How Right-Wingers in One State Are Trying to Give Elites Control of the Marijuana Industry By Thom Hartmann / Thom Hartmann Show | ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 09:13 AM PST with 46 Recommends
Walmart family worth 144.6 Billion Dollars is unsurpassed, the Greediest Human Beings to exist amongst us... How do these people live with themselves, is the 64 million dollar (chump change) question.
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Feb 21, 2015 at 07:36 AM PST with 11 Recommends
EL James… Thanks so much for spreading the Love as abuse programming!
by Trouper
Comment Count 59 comments on Mon Feb 16, 2015 at 05:01 PM PST with 1 Recommend
Today, February 10, marks the day when the top one percent of wage earners in America stop paying into Social Security. This is because, right now, only the first $118,500 of a wage earner’s ...
by Doctor Jazz
Comment Count 126 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2015 at 03:33 PM PST with 81 Recommends
Ted Cruz looks for the billfold containing his ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 62 comments on Mon Feb 09, 2015 at 10:52 AM PST with 23 Recommends
(photo credit: Insider Monkey ) From The Guardian (UK): HSBC’s Swiss banking arm helped wealthy customers dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of assets, doling out bundles of ...
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 146 comments on Sun Feb 08, 2015 at 01:47 PM PST with 276 Recommends
[Please promote and like this Facebook page about the action .] Queer social justice advocates will converge on the Human Rights Campaign's souvenir store on Castro Street in San Francisco on ...
by MPetrelis
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Jan 27, 2015 at 08:55 AM PST with 10 Recommends
gone. Throughout history until about 35 years ago we have been blessed with political leader who believed in and worked for the betterment of our great country. They were in the majority while those ...
by funtony47
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Feb 08, 2015 at 02:25 AM PST with 1 Recommend
The notion that in the West, a given year ends in December and begins in January, is arbitrary. Yet, it has a powerful amount of cultural significance; consequently, it impacts our day-to-day ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Jan 06, 2015 at 11:58 AM PST with 22 Recommends
I divorced this year. My ex-husband slid again into the depths of alcoholism and created a misery that I and the children could no longer endure. Unfortunately, this is also bringing financial ...
by phoenixvoice
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun Dec 28, 2014 at 05:09 PM PST with 14 Recommends
In the late 1960's, a small group of United States Citizens found themselves fighting with the United States Federal Government and the Department of Defense for the lives of their husbands, brothers,
by vlboyd53
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 08:48 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Emmanuel Saez is a Professor of Economics at the University of California in Berkeley, known for his income inequality research with Thomas Piketty who wrote the 2014 best seller, Capital in the ...
by Mark Lippman
Comment Count 71 comments on Fri Dec 05, 2014 at 11:57 AM PST with 17 Recommends