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White House economic report calls for cutting corporate taxes

By Andre Damon
February 24, 2015
World Socialist Web Site

On Thursday, the White House released its “2015 Economic Report of the President,” presenting it as an argument for “middle-class economics.” 1,077 more words

USA

The New American Way: Work Harder for Less Pay

Federal Reserve Says Your Wages are Too High

By Pete Dolack
February 20, 2015
Counter Punch

The Federal Reserve has declared that the reason for ongoing economic weakness is because wages have not fallen enough. 1,713 more words

USA

The income and wealth gaps are wider than we thought

Social scientists and everyday citizens have decried the growing income and wealth disparities in America. Today,  Danielle Kurtzleben breaks down just how large that gulf really is in her article  113 more words

Income And Wealth

Beyond the Market-State

By Rajesh Makwana
February 17, 2015
Counter Punch, February 16, 2015

In an era of politics characterised by unconstrained corporate lobbying, a well-oiled ‘revolving door’ between industry and government, and an endless stream of campaign contributions from dirty oil and other lucrative industries, is the long-championed ideal of a truly democratic state now a lost cause? 2,590 more words

Social Justice

(In)efficiency

I can’t know for sure what the first thing any American notices about Mexico is, but inefficiency has to be in the top ten.

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De México

And in Mexico, We're Merely Players

Awhile ago, I wrote about the drudgery of Peace Corps life and how it does little to improve you. That might have been less than true. 1,265 more words

De México

The Obama budget: A populist fig leaf for militarism and reaction

By Patrick Martin
February 4, 2015
World Socialist Web Site

Following his demagogic State of the Union speech, the Fiscal Year 2016 budget document released Monday is a further attempt by President Obama to posture as a populist advocate of taxing the wealthy and helping the “middle class,” while pursuing policies whose substance is the exact opposite: tax cuts for big business, further cuts in domestic social programs, an escalation of imperialist military interventions in the Middle East and around the world. 897 more words

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