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Get money out of politics and put it into the hands of local communities, businesses, cooperatives and working people
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No solutions from Mercozy and Wallbama » revolution bar

No solutions from Mercozy and Wallbama » revolution bar | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it

The occupy movement has woken up and is not about to go back to sleep. It is like a giant woken up by a dwarf pulling his golden hairs out to sell them in the market. At first he is a little bit groggy having just emerged from a materialistic dream, but he soon realizes what he has to do. The very first thing he has to do to make this world a better place for all is to establish economic democracy.

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Welcome to the living dead economy

Welcome to the living dead economy | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
A eurozone that somehow stays afloat but can't be reformed, banks awash with cash that don't lend, and incoherent economic policy.
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The Sovereign Debt Train Wreck | The Big Picture

The Sovereign Debt Train Wreck | The Big Picture | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
The Sovereign Debt Train Wreck - US Debt Is Still A Problem Satyajit Das December 1, 2011 ~~~ Greece and the other debt burdened European countries are...
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Occupy London's anger over police 'terrorism' document

Occupy London's anger over police 'terrorism' document | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
A notice sent out to businesses in the City of London has listed the protest movement among groups such as al-Qaida and Farc (First there were communists, then there were Islamists, now they are anti-capitalists
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Our Vision | Transportation for Washington

#WAtranspoSolution: Invest in creating sustainable, affordable communities that attract new businesses & workers.
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Occupy the Climate Emergency: Buddhist Reflections on Inter-generational Justice

Occupy the Climate Emergency: Buddhist Reflections on Inter-generational Justice | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
People participating in the Occupy movement against corporate power speak of the invigorating effects of taking action together... Genuine human communication is more satisfying than consumerism and its corollary, climate change denial.
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Mortgage Burden Looms Over Dutch

Mortgage Burden Looms Over Dutch | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
The most debt-burdened households in the euro zone aren't in Portugal, Ireland or Greece. The title goes to households in the Netherlands, and the main reason is the enormous mortgages that the Dutch take out.
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Why Aren't the Jobless Flocking to Zuccotti Park? | The Nation

Blaming themselves for their plight, the unemployed don’t look to protest—or to government—for a way out.
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Why does the White House oppose the “Robin Hood” tax?

Why does the White House oppose the “Robin Hood” tax? | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
The White House says it agrees with the ends but not the means.
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Stanching the flow of corporate dollars into campaigns

Stanching the flow of corporate dollars into campaigns | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
Reversing the assault on campaign finance reform.
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The Story of Broke | The Nation

The Story of Broke | The Nation | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
Story of Stuff Project takes on government subsidies in new online movie; calls for investments in a clean, fair economy.
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Occupy Movement Inspires Unions to Embrace Bold Tactics

Occupy Movement Inspires Unions to Embrace Bold Tactics | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
Labor leaders, who were cautious at first, have embraced the Occupy movement, and protesters have joined their picket lines across the nation.
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In S.E.C. Fraud Cases, Banks Make and Break Promises

In S.E.C. Fraud Cases, Banks Make and Break Promises | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
An analysis of enforcement actions found at least 51 cases in which 19 Wall Street firms had broken antifraud laws they had agreed never to breach.
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The Sovereign Debt Train Wreck | The Big Picture

The Sovereign Debt Train Wreck - US Debt Is Still A Problem Satyajit Das December 1, 2011 ~~~ Greece and the other debt burdened European countries are...
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Transcript for Ann Barnhardt Interview | FINANCIAL SENSE

Transcript for Ann Barnhardt Interview | FINANCIAL SENSE | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it

Ann Barnhardt: Well, if anybody out there understands fourth grade arithmetic you know from metaphysical certitude that Europe is done. Europe is mathematically impossible. It cannot be saved. You want to make a start. You even want to make a start at trying to bail out Europe we are talking $25 trillion just to start. And it would then—if you were going to bail out the entirety of Europe—you would now be talking about hundreds of trillions of dollars. Okay, people, there isn’t that much wealth or money on the surface of the earth.

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Occupy Broadway Draws Artists, Protesters To Theater District

Occupy Broadway Draws Artists, Protesters To Theater District | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- A diverse group of performance artists and protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement headed to the Theater District this weekend to stage a 24-hour demonstration called Occupy Broadway.

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Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat: Raise Taxes On The Rich

Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat: Raise Taxes On The Rich | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
The movement to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans has gained an ally at the top of one of the United States' largest banks.
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How FibrEthik Promotes Fair Trade and Organic Practices in the Cotton Industry

How FibrEthik Promotes Fair Trade and Organic Practices in the Cotton Industry | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
Cotton is ubiquitous in modern life but the long trail between the fields in which the crop grows and the store at which a finished item is purchased is seldom considered.
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Keep the IMF Out of Europe

Keep the IMF Out of Europe | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
“First, and most obviously, Europe already has its own in-house lender of last resort. The European Central Bank can make available all the euros needed to backstop Italy’s debt.
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Finally, a Judge Stands up to Wall Street | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone

Finally, a Judge Stands up to Wall Street | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
Federal judge Jed Rakoff, a former prosecutor with the U.S.
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How a Financial Pro Lost His House

How a Financial Pro Lost His House | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
A financial planner recounts how he and his family fell victim to the housing boom and bust and how they survived the ordeal.
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Yes, it is Wall Street’s fault

Yes, it is Wall Street’s fault | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
Bloomberg joins Republicans in claiming Congress "forced" banks to give bad loans.
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How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich | Politics News | Rolling Stone

How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich | Politics News | Rolling Stone | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
The inside story of how the Republicans abandoned the poor and the middle class to pursue their relentless agenda of tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent...
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End Bonuses for Bankers

End Bonuses for Bankers | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
Any person who takes risks that might lead to a government bailout — that is, any employee of a bank — should be paid no more than a civil servant.
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Is Overregulation Driving U.S. Companies Offshore?

Is Overregulation Driving U.S. Companies Offshore? | Toward Economic Democracy | Scoop.it
Rick Perry says they are. But the United States has one of the some of the most favorable regulatory conditions for companies in the world, according to the World Bank and the World Economic Forum.
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