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Whatever your complaints about MSNBC (and I have many), it’s still the only network on which we’ll hear things like this. MSNBC’s Krystal Ball: Rising inequality is the true enemy of democracy. Thanks to Attorney Seth Price. Bookmark It

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Andrew Cuomo may be short, but that just means he’s even more suited to giving blowjobs to monied interests. He is and will always be a whore who would suck the chrome off a bumper to get ahead: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has struck a budget deal with Republican legislators that includes unprecedented new […]

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Imagine! Not having enough workers actually affects your business: Walmart will begin adding worker hours this year as part of an effort to address complaints about empty shelves at the company’s understaffed stores. The retail giant’s top executives said that fixing the chain’s stocking problems could be worth $3 billion per year, a tacit acknowledgment that […]

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Wash, rinse, repeat. Remember, businesses used to hire people and train them. So if they weren’t lying (which they are), there’s nothing stopping them from training employees. But, as I’ve been saying for years, there is no skills gap. They’re simply working to suppress wages: Yes, workers with a lot of formal education have lower […]

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The #WaveOfAction extends from the day Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated to Independence Day. The campaign will begin with candlelight vigils around the world at the time of MLK’s assassination, which was 7:05 pm EST on April 4. You should be there. At former Occupy sites around the world: The Worldwide #WaveOfAction […]

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Please, won’t you think about the poor shareholders? The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday rejected Citigroup’s planned payout to shareholders because of shortcomings found in its annual check-up of the financial health of the country’s biggest banks, the second time Citi was dealt a blow in the so-called stress tests. Citi was among five banks […]

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Thomas Frank on why academic language and charts won’t do a damned thing about the rigged economic game. I do urge you to go finish the whole thing: The one thing that just about everyone knows about inequality is that it’s a complex, highly technical problem, with many confusing causes and expressions. “Inequality is a […]

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I am so damned happy to see this: Seven McDonald’s franchises in New York owned by Richard Cisneros will pay nearly $500,000 to fast food workers who claimed they were victims of wage theft under a settlement reached by state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, the Huffington Post reports. More than 1,600 current and former employees will […]

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What can you do when the oligarchs and the politicians in their pockets are completely shameless? Harry Reid said the billionaire Koch brothers’ influence extends so far into national affairs that the Kochs are blocking a bill to aid Ukraine. Democratic leaders alleged on Thursday that GOP House and Senate leaders want to trade a […]

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Wow, what crooks: Wells Fargo, the nation’s biggest mortgage servicer, appears to have set up detailed internal procedures to fabricate foreclosure papers on demand, according to allegations in papers filed Tuesday in a New York federal court. In a filing in New York’s Southern District in White Plains for a local homeowner in bankruptcy, attorney […]

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