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Things You Should Know About Divorce in the US

Why the American Family-Court System is Broken
The Fourth Most Common Cause of Bankruptcy in the US
‘In this ReasonTV interview, filmmaker Joe Sorge, director of the new documentary, ‘Divorce Corp,’ argues that because the legal code to get a divorce is so complex, nearly all respective parties have to hire expensive lawyers and pay legal fees that make the average non-contested divorce cost between $10,000 and $20,000. 320 more words

Society

publicly traded US companies have about $1 trillion in cash stashed abroad

That’s the best number I could come up with–admittedly through a fast internet search.

It’s not the exact figure that I find interesting, though, but the motives companies have for doing so.   610 more words

Stock Market

First Piketty and now Gilens and Page

from Peter Radford

“When the preferences of economic elites and the stands of organized interest groups are controlled for, the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” – …

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Plutonomy

aelmak reblogged this on Political Economics Review Blog and commented:

Nice piece of Peter Radfort: USA is an oligarchy (based on Piketty work and Gilens and page study (2014)).

America's 'Middle Class' Is Slowly Eroding

The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction.

Finances

97% Owned: Why Money Rules the World. Thurs 1st May

At T.A.A.G, 4-5 Northumberland Place

Doors open 7pm. Film starts 7.30pm

Refreshments will be served

Featuring frank interviews and commentary from economists, campaigners and former bankers, this 60 minute film exposes the privatised, debt-based monetary system that gives banks the power to create money, shape the economy, cause crises and push house prices out of reach. 68 more words

General News

Retail sales shake off chilly weather, advance in February

OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 0.5 per cent to $41.0 billion in February.

The agency says gains were reported in seven of 11 subsectors, representing 56 per cent of total sales. 73 more words

Money