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I hope I can quit working in a few years: A preview of the U.S. without pensions
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Tom Coomer has retired twice: once when he was 65, and then several years ago. Each time he realized that with just a Social Security check, “You can hardly make it these days.” So here he is at 79, working full-time at Walmart. During each eight-hour ...[Read more]
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Scotland united in curiosity as councils trial universal basic income
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Universal basic income is, according to its many and various supporters, an idea whose time has come. The deceptively simple notion of offering every citizen a regular payment without means testing or requiring them to work for it has backers as disparate ...[Read more]
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Takes a Side in the Class War
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“Only one business in the galaxy can get you this rich,” Rose — a new character in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” a mechanic on the Rebel flagship — explains to returning hero Finn as they look around the beachfront resort planet, “selling weap ...[Read more]
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Brazil 2017: environmental and indigenous rollbacks, rising violence
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President Temer, pressed by the ruralist lobby, attacked indigenous and traditional land rights, conserved lands, and Amazon forests this year, and retreated from Brazil's Paris climate goal – analysis. ...[Read more]
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Life expectancy in US down for second year in a row as opioid crisis deepens
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Life expectancy in the US has declined for the second year in a row as the opioid crisis continues to ravage the nation. It is the first time in half a century that there have been two consecutive years of declining life expectancy. Drug overdoses killed ...[Read more]
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California’s middle class homeless living in parking lots
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The rising cost of rent and housing in California is forcing residents into alternative accommodation with middle class workers taking up residence in their cars and RVs by the side of the road to make ends meet. Hundreds of people, including nurses and ...[Read more]
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Apple facing trillion dollar lawsuit for reducing processing speed of aging iPhones
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US woman is suing Apple for nearly one trillion dollars after the company acknowledged it had deliberately slowed down iPhones as they get older. The US tech giant now faces nine suits over the issue. Violetta Mailyan is reportedly seeking compensation, d ...[Read more]
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How Corbyn has inspired young Italians to launch their own Momentum
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A new movement has sprung up in Italy called “Potere al Popolo” (Power to the People), taking inspiration from the new left in Europe, in particular Momentum and the transformation of Labour under Jeremy Corbyn. Founded last month at a meeting in Rome ...[Read more]
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Asian Dawn: Think Tank Claims China Will Supplant US as Largest Economy in 2032
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A new report from a London think tank claims that China will totally overtake the US economy in size by 2032, with four other Asian nations – India, Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia – joining it in the top 10. ...[Read more]
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The Pathology of the Rich
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On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges discusses the psychology of the super rich; their sense of entitlement, the dehumanization of workers, and mistaken belief that their wealth will insulate them from the coming storms ...[Read more]
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Green Party Candidates Arrested, Shackled to Chairs For 8 Hours After Trying to Enter Hofstra Debate
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Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and vice-presidential candidate Cheri Honkala were arrested Tuesday as they attempted to enter the grounds of the presidential debate site at Hofstra University. Like other third-party candidates, Stein was bloc ...[Read more]
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