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These 10 Big Companies Control Just About Everything You Eat

Like a competitive game of Monopoly, big corporations are snatching up all the food companies, meaning that out of the thousands of products on your grocery store shelf, 90 percent of them are owned by 10 companies. 65 more words

Economics

Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757. Emily Erikson. Princeton University Press. 2014

The English East India Company was one of the most powerful and enduring organizations in history. Between Monopoly and Free Trade locates the source of that success in the innovative policy by which the Company’s Court of Directors granted employees the right to pursue their own commercial interests while in the firm’s employ. 212 more words

History

One-third of the US population has no retirement savings

By Jake Dean

22 August 2014

A new survey from Bankrate.com, accompanied by Bankrate’s Financial Security Index, conducted by the Princeton Survey Research Associates International, underlines the deplorable economic conditions facing millions of Americans. 980 more words

Politics

We need to create Solid, capital created currencies

I think that there’s something more important than just love in the world, and that’s the bioligical necessities of life. There is a thing called ecological overshoot, and that is when an ecosystem is asked to carry more than it can bear. 352 more words

Problem Solving

Why printing money doesn't help economies: Part I

“Money often costs too much” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I was in eighth grade and took up economics, my 13-year old mind learnt a few basic things initially:

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Economics

Huppenthal requests $1million to “embrace” illegal kids

John Huppenthal, the wildly erratic state superintendent of public instruction, is requesting the federal government pony up $1 million for educating the illegal alien children being housed in Arizona. 297 more words

We Have A Voice

2016 Election

Although it is still too early to talk about 2016, many candidates have started testing water in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Many of them probably have already done interest group sampling to find out the issues voters care the most。 92 more words

Politics