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AT&T said Trump’s tax cut would create jobs – now it’s laying off thousands of workers
The moves come despite the company’s keen support for a major corporate tax cut under Donald Trump, which it claimed would spur it to create jobs – not cut them. AT&T is also closing dozens of retail stores this spring around the US, including three s ...[Read more]
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Amazon Hired Koch-Backed Anti-Union Consultant to Fight Alabama Warehouse Organizing
The head of the Center for Independent Employees is paid $3,200 per day to thwart what could become Amazon’s first unionized facility in the U.S. ...[Read more]
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Profiting From COVID Desperation: Oxygen Tanks Become an Underground Market in Mexico
Water became a commodity traded on Wall Street in December amid fear of scarcity, and now oxygen is being speculated on in Mexico. With most hospitals full, many Mexicans are battling COVID-19 at home. Oxygen tanks and oxygen concentrators (devices that ...[Read more]
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So Far, the Biden Administration Is Shaping Up to Be Obama’s Third Term
Progressives are swooning and right-wingers are hyperventilating. But a closer look at Joe Biden's first month in office shows a presidency that — for better and for worse — looks a lot like Barack Obama's so far. ...[Read more]
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U.S. is worst among developed nations for worker benefits
Americans have it worse than all other developed nations when it comes to benefits for workers, according to a new ranking. The U.S. places last relative to its national policies around healthcare, unemployment, retirement, parental leave, and paid vacati ...[Read more]
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Wall Street’s Invisible Hand
The world's largest asset manager has been using workers' savings to help companies block initiatives that would force them to reduce their carbon emissions and disclose their dark money spending. ...[Read more]
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The Business Class Has Never Liked Democracy
Today, on Inauguration Day, we shouldn’t forget that the business class has long stoked fears of democracy — and bankrolled the conservative movement that gave us the events of January 6. Elites can never safeguard our freedom. ...[Read more]
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They Said Tax Cuts for the Rich Would Create Jobs. It Never Happened.
For forty years, governments around the world have been cutting taxes on the rich, claiming that the result would be more jobs and higher incomes. A new study shows how catastrophically wrong that policy has been. ...[Read more]
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Trump Launches New Assault on the Working Poor
The Office of Management and Budget's latest effort to redefine "poverty" threatens to deprive countless Americans of basic social services. ...[Read more]
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How convict labour increased inequality
THE 13th Amendment to the constitution has prohibited slavery and indentured servitude in America since 1865. The one exception is as “punishment for crime”. As a result, prisons use their inmates as forced labour to balance the books, particularly si ...[Read more]
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Police cuts likely contributed to rise in violent crime in UK, leaked report reveals
Government cuts to the police “may have encouraged” violent offenders and have “likely contributed” to a rise in serious violent crime, leaked Home Office documents have revealed. The documents cast doubt on claims by the home secretary, Amber Rud ...[Read more]
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