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Why We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy: Stacy Mitchell’s TEDx Talk

Why We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy: Stacy Mitchell’s TEDx Talk | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

“As remarkable as these trends are, they are unlikely to amount to more than an small sideshow on the margins of the mainstream if the only way we can conceive of confronting corporate power and bringing about a new economy is through our buying decisions… What we really need to do is change the underlying policies that shape our economy. We can’t do that through the sum of our individual behavior in the marketplace. We can only do it by exercising our collective power as citizens.”


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Coffee Party USA's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:59 PM

This is very worth the time it takes to listen. A great summary of where we are today.

Rhett Rebold's curator insight, February 5, 2013 12:20 AM

This is very worth the time it takes to listen. A great summary of where we are today.

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Immigration talks quickly hit a wall

Immigration talks quickly hit a wall | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Senators can barely agree on the terms of negotiation, let alone what a Dreamers deal would look like.
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Analysis | The Daily 202: Seven takeaways from the failed Democratic government shutdown

Analysis | The Daily 202: Seven takeaways from the failed Democratic government shutdown | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
This morning’s clips are brutal for Chuck Schumer.
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Interactive Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump - BillMoyers.com

Interactive Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump - BillMoyers.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

Our new timeline lets you see everything we know so far about the Trump/Russia story. Click on a name to view each player’s personal connections. 


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North Korea, U.S. clash at disarmament forum

North Korea, U.S. clash at disarmament forum | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
North Korea said on Tuesday it had a "powerful and reliable" nuclear deterrent to thwart any attack and accused the United States of deploying military assets nearby under the pretext of ensuring security at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

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World's richest 1% grabbed 82% of all wealth created in 2017, Oxfam study finds

World's richest 1% grabbed 82% of all wealth created in 2017, Oxfam study finds | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Of all the wealth created last year, 82% went to the richest 1%, according to a new report from Oxfam International.
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‘Negotiating with Jell-O’: How Trump’s shifting positions fueled the rush to a shutdown

‘Negotiating with Jell-O’: How Trump’s shifting positions fueled the rush to a shutdown | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Many complain the self-proclaimed dealmaker has shown himself to be an unreliable negotiator who struggles to close critical agreements.
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How America Has Changed During Trump's First Year In Office, By The Numbers

How America Has Changed During Trump's First Year In Office, By The Numbers | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The economy has improved, health insurance prices continued to climb, and far fewer people have been stopped at the southwestern border. However, not all of it is the president's doing.
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This is a partial list of things that have changed . The outcomes of the GOP 2017 changes may not be immediately felt or seen for a number of years.
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How Trump helped save the Democrats

How Trump helped save the Democrats | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
For Democrats, President Donald Trump's election was a curse they never saw coming. But his first year in office has delivered them small blessings -- and a newfound unity among progressives dedicated to his defeat.
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Flynn's lawyers no longer sharing information with Trump's legal team

Flynn's lawyers no longer sharing information with Trump's legal team | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Michael Flynn's lawyers have told other defense lawyers in the ongoing Russia probe, including President Donald Trump's legal team, that they're no longer able to share information, a source familiar with the matter told CNN.
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Military overhauls retirement system in biggest shift since World War II

Military overhauls retirement system in biggest shift since World War II | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The military is overhauling its retirement system next year, and members should be prepared for the biggest structural changes since World War II.
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I see no mention of serious wage increases for lost deferred pay in retirement. If employees no longer get as much or any deferred pay in the form of retirement than they need to also receive would have been deferred payment as a upfront pay during active working years in order to set it aside for later years. Otherwise just transferring pay from their present salary means a lower pay check now as well as in the future which is basically a serious pay cut in reality costing what would have been retirement funds later. as well as working with less  today as one sets aside for years later. The term entitlement is an insult suggesting the money was not earned during employment. At the time benefits are offer they are presented to get you aboard as a worker they are presented as a deferred Salary. Not getting the pay later means it must be offered upfront in a large amount to cover the serious retirement funds. It should be real wealth as pay for labor. The advantage is that if the pay is strong enough as it should be when there is no pension offered to cover the retirement as well a living cost today than the full value of your labor is passed down to the worker's family. Retirement benefits often only pass at a lowered amount level in some cases they do not go to families or spouses at all if the person with the retiremnet pension dies early. If they make this change pay should be raised to put the money up front into a person's check. In otherwords if nothing is being defered for the future then salaries need to go up to allow saving for retirement. 

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Emails Dispute White House Claims That Flynn Acted Independently on Russia

Emails Dispute White House Claims That Flynn Acted Independently on Russia | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The president has called claims of unusual contacts with Russia a “hoax.” But emails show top aides closely tracked Michael T. Flynn’s fateful call to the Russian ambassador.
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Will Mike Pence be impeached or resign amid the Russia probe involving Trump?

Will Mike Pence be impeached or resign amid the Russia probe involving Trump? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Pence was in charge of Trump’s transition and knew that Flynn had contacted Russia.
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Pence, Kasish, Cruz and Rubio all poster children for the American Legislative Exchange Council corporate bill mill and the Heritage Foundation and still are.... no love loss for anyone going down that is associated with pushing ALEC and libertarian morality over ordinary Americans. Good ridden!

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Trump finally gets the honor he deserves (opinion) - CNN

Trump finally gets the honor he deserves (opinion) - CNN | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Politifact's "Lie of Year" couldn't have gone to a more deserving person than Trump, who continues to deny Russian meddling in the election, writes Dean Obeidallah.
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Analysis | The Daily 202: Seven takeaways from the failed Democratic government shutdown

Analysis | The Daily 202: Seven takeaways from the failed Democratic government shutdown | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
This morning’s clips are brutal for Chuck Schumer.
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Artificial intelligence predicts corruption

Artificial intelligence predicts corruption | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Valladolid (Spain) have created a computer model based on neural networks which provides in which Spanish provinces cases of corruption can appear with greater probability, as well as the conditions that favor their appearance. This alert system confirms that the probabilities increase when the same party stays in government more years.

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North Korea "handful of months" from being able to hit U.S. with nuclear weapon, CIA director warns

North Korea "handful of months" from being able to hit U.S. with nuclear weapon, CIA director warns | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
"North Korea's nuclear weapons program is continuing to expand," Pompeo said.

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Solar panel tariffs: The start of a trade war with China?

Solar panel tariffs: The start of a trade war with China? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
President Trump's decision impose new tariffs risks inflaming tensions with China. But experts say things aren't spiraling out of control just yet.
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World's richest 1% grabbed 82% of all wealth created in 2017, Oxfam study finds

World's richest 1% grabbed 82% of all wealth created in 2017, Oxfam study finds | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Of all the wealth created last year, 82% went to the richest 1%, according to a new report from Oxfam International.
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Might want to read this before you get all upset about Mexicans, Muslims and Gay people and leaving women to find back alley butchers... while we are distracted blaming, ridiculing and resenting each other some people are making out like bandits... and writing the rules or loopholes to make sure they keep on doing this.
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What Percentage Of Americans Have Served In The Military?

What Percentage Of Americans Have Served In The Military? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Dear Mona I recently heard someone throw around the statistic that only about 2 percent of all living Americans have served in the military. This seems low, and…
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Women’s March 2018: Thousands of Protesters Take to the Streets

Women’s March 2018: Thousands of Protesters Take to the Streets | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Demonstrators gathered on Saturday at rallies across the country. Progressive women hope to translate their enthusiasm into electoral victories in the midterm elections.
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World’s largest money manager to CEOs: You must do good for society

World’s largest money manager to CEOs: You must do good for society | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
More than 1,000 global CEOs received a letter Tuesday from one of the world's most influential money managers with a pointed message: Simply posting good financial returns is no longer enough. You must have a positive impact on society, too.

In his annual letter to CEOs sent Tuesday, Laurence Fink, the chairman and CEO of BlackRock, which manages nearly $6.3 trillion in investments, put CEOs on high alert that they would be expected to answer questions about their long-term strategy, how they plan to use savings from the tax reform law, what role they play in their communities and whether they are creating a diverse workforce that is being retrained for opportunities in a more automated future.

"Society is demanding that companies, both public and private, serve a social purpose," Fink wrote in his letter, which was first reported by the New York Times. "To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society."

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Trump Family Business Worth A Fraction Of What President Has Touted

Trump Family Business Worth A Fraction Of What President Has Touted | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Inflated numbers "flagrantly untrue," says Crain's reporter.
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Senate Republican tax plan clears hurdle with help from two key GOP holdouts

Senate Republican tax plan clears hurdle with help from two key GOP holdouts | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Trump addressed senators in a closed-door lunch meeting, hours before the Senate Budget Committee is scheduled to take a critical vote on the $1.4 trillion tax bill.
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GOP voter support drops for House tax plan, poll says

GOP voter support drops for House tax plan, poll says | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
While Republicans still mostly back the plan, their support dropped to 59 percent from 66 percent, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.
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Children Faced 'Shocking' Scale of Violence in 2017: UNICEF

Children Faced 'Shocking' Scale of Violence in 2017: UNICEF | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Children have been subject to a widespread and "shocking" scale of violence in conflicts this year, UNICEF said in a new report.
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