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By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal

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Democracy in the Twenty-First Century (Project Syndicate)

Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz says that wealth inequality, thrown into the spotlight by Thomas Piketty, is the result of government-supported distortion of the market.

A Competition to Make the City More Resilient (Tech President)

Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford explains how the RISE:NYC contest was structured to ensure that it sparked sustainable and innovative ideas to protect the city from future storms.

How Amazon Plans to Storm Cable's Castle (Bloomberg View)

Susan Crawford suggests that Amazon's purchase of Twitch, a live-streaming video game platform, aims to increase its negotiating power with Internet service providers.

America’s Growing Food Inequality Problem (WaPo)

Researchers have found a growing dietary quality gap that parallels income inequality, says Roberto A. Ferdman. The study says the gap is partially cost-driven, since healthy food is pricier.

New Voter Guide Follows the Money (NYT)

Derek Willis looks at Crowdpac, a site that is creating a voter guide based on campaign finance data. Crowdpac argues that the source of campaign dollars says the most about a candidate.

It's Time to Raise the Minimum Wage. If Congress Would Rather Suck Up to the Koch Brothers, We'll Raise It Anyway (The Guardian)

Sarah Jaffe says that as long as politicians see wealthy donors instead of workers as their base, organizers must continue to take the wage issue out of legislators' hands.

Fast-Food-Worker Civil Disobedience? (Philadelphia Daily News)

Will Bunch reports on the planned acts of civil disobedience, including sit-ins and marches, that will represent a major escalation of the fast-food strikes tomorrow.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Economics on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 05:11 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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Comment Preferences

  •  You have to be courageous to risk your job, no (2+ / 0-)
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    CFAmick, Odysseus

    matter how low the pay, by participating in a job action which could result in no job.

    "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

    by Cruzankenny on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 05:54:00 AM PDT

  •  Food shows (1+ / 0-)
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    There was a study involving the attachment of accelerometer chips to extremely obese people and then asking them to subjectively report their exercise. Both the men and women failed to reach 10 hours of actual vigorous exercise in a year, but the men in particular reported hundreds of hours. It turned out they counted watching sports on TV as exercise. The sad corollary of this seems to be the obsession with food shows. Master chef wannabes whack and grill scallops, salmon, Kobe beef, etc. or odd vegetables like salsify. "light and fresh" with good presentation, and all prepared under time pressure. For the poor, this $100-a-course diet is out of reach. Even Jamie Oliver's cheap meals are prepared in contexts the poor may lack access to, good food stores and a decent kitchen. In Finland, all middle school students must learn to shop and cook a set of simple meals, and prepare them for their families. You know, "teach a man to fish..."

    It is not easy to see what you are not looking for, or to know what it is you do not know.

    by kosta on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 10:07:49 PM PDT

  •  Cops are going to need to be careful in treatme... (0+ / 0-)

    Cops are going to need to be careful in treatmentog fast food workers; the workers have the keys to the donut machines

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