Economy

Slamming China Won’t Save Fossil Capitalism From Itself – CounterPunch.org
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The planet is burning and the arsonists are in charge, as one environmentalist once observed. So in late June and early July, with extreme heat afflicting a quarter of the globe, it became clear that the time had come for the Biden government, and indeed ...[Read more]
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‘A Big Deal,’ Says Sanders as Dems Agree to Pursue a $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Bill
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Sanders, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, described the spending agreement as the "most significant piece of legislation... since the Great Depression." ...[Read more]
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Billionaire Tax Cheat Travels to Space for a Few Minutes
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“Fulfilling his desire to beat a fellow billionaire into the lowest verge of space, notorious tax cheat Richard Branson burned some of the money he owes his home country in order to fling himself past the troposphere so he could experience weightlessnes ...[Read more]
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People who say they’re ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal’ just don’t understand these 7 things
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"Well, I'm conservative, but I'm not one of those racist, homophobic, dripping-with-hate Tea Party bigots! I'm pro-choice! I'm pro-same-sex-marriage! I'm not a racist! I just want lower taxes, and smaller government, and less government regulation of busi ...[Read more]
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All of Us Should Be Working Four-Day Weeks
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A mass experiment in Iceland found that workers with four-day weeks became happier and healthier and got just as much done. It’ll take worker organizing to win a demand like that. ...[Read more]
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100 days on, what impact has Brexit had on UK-EU trade?
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Official UK figures in March showed the UK recorded a record fall in trade with the EU in January, as the economy struggled with post-Brexit rules and the pandemic. Goods exports plunged by 41% and imports by 29% as the UK's departure from the EU's single ...[Read more]
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I cant live on $709 a month: (Retired) Americans on social security push for its expansion
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Reynolds is one of millions of Americans who are either senior, disabled or survivors of a deceased worker, and rely on social security benefits for the majority of their income, but the average benefit of just over $1,500 a month doesn’t provide enough ...[Read more]
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Bernie Sanders Calls Jeff Bezos’ Wealth ‘Morally Obscene’ As Amazon CEO Steps Down
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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) described Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' wealth as "obscene" and called for taxes on billionaires as Bezos left his role as company CEO. Sanders took to Twitter on Monday to highlight how much Bezos earns and contrasted it with t ...[Read more]
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Amazon Prime Day Is a Nightmare for Amazon Workers
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But if Prime Day means deals for consumers, it has a different valence for the hundreds of thousands of people who work in Amazon’s warehouses. For those people, Prime Day means mandatory overtime, with shifts extended from ten to twelve hours, or extra ...[Read more]
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Neoliberalism Has Always Been a Threat to Democracy
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More than just the set of free-market policies, neoliberalism has always sought to alter the balance of power in society in favor of bosses by assaulting democracy and undermining unions — which has today played right into the hands of the far right. ...[Read more]
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Trader Joe’s Put Workers Like Me at Serious Risk During the Pandemic
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Central to Trader Joe’s corporate image is the idea that it is a vaguely progressive alternative to corporate grocery chains. But my time working at Trader Joe’s during the COVID-19 pandemic exposed how little the chain cared about the safety of worke ...[Read more]
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