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The New Economic Issue: Susan Milligan May 2015

In 2008, the downward-spiraling economy was a unifying issue for presidential candidates, voters, workers and corporate executives alike. There were disagreements about who was at fault, and what should be done to fix it, but those differences paled in comparison to the universal reaction to the frightening reality: the global economy was on the verge of a meltdown, and everyone, no matter their respective wealth, was going to suffer if things didn’t turn around. 311 more words

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Princeton Trained Political Scientist Savors Thomas Piketty

Our own Prof. Arthur Lerman! I would add as a preface to his concise book notes, that Piketty translated into English is remarkable in 2 ways: 1. 266 more words

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What would Jesus do about tax policy? - by David Cay Johnston April 24, 2015 2:00AM ET

The Presbyterian Church USA calls for reform of US tax code to address inequality

 

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans is now officially classified as poor. This fact naturally raises a question: Where are the religious leaders whose scriptures tell them that caring for their 60 million impoverished neighbors is their central moral duty? 260 more words

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TPP PROS AND CONS

The TPP or the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is a proposed free trade agreement between the U.S and 11 other trading partners bordering the Pacific Ocean including Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. 1,502 more words

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Paul Tudor Jones II: Why we need to rethink capitalism TED2015 · 9:51 · Filmed Mar 2015

Paul Tudor Jones II loves capitalism. It’s a system that has done him very well over the last few decades. Nonetheless, the hedge fund manager and philanthropist is concerned that a laser focus on profits is, as he puts it, “threatening the very underpinnings of society.” In this thoughtful, passionate talk, he outlines his planned counter-offensive, which centers on the concept of “justness.”

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The Gender Pay Gap: Easy to Politicize, Difficult to Fix - By Tierney Sneed and Andrew Soergel April 13, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. EDT

The gender pay gap persists more than a half century after the Equal Pay Act and is a top concern among voters.

According to the Labor Department, female employees are paid only 78 cents for every dollar made by their male counterparts. 226 more words

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