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By lucas@endneoliberalism On 17 Feb, 2014 At 11:36 PM | Categorized As Progressive Politics, Taxes | With 0 Comments
Higher Taxes on the Rich - Larry Summers

Inequality keep growing at a time when US corporations are incurring record profits. How do we fix this? On Sunday’s op-ed for the Washington Post, Summers said that changing the tax code to eliminate loopholes that benefit the rich – such as capital gains exemption, estate tax provisions, and corporate tax breaks- would help the [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 12 Nov, 2013 At 05:31 PM | Categorized As Progressive Politics | With 0 Comments

Sweden closed 4 prisons this year due to lack of prisoners. Imprisonment rates have been declining at a steady 1% since 2004, but between 2011 and 2012 they plummeted to 6%, The Guardian reports. In contrast, the prison population in the United States has more than quadrupled since the 1980′s and today more than 2.4 [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 12 Nov, 2013 At 02:09 PM | Categorized As Progressive Politics | With 0 Comments
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On November 24 the Swiss people will vote on Initiative 1:12 to limit CEO pay to only 12 times that of the lowest paid employee, Business Insider reports. This move has executives worried and corporations such as Nestle, Novartis, and Bobst sent letters to their employees to impose that Initiative 1:12 is bad for business. [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 6 Nov, 2013 At 02:17 PM | Categorized As Progressive Politics, raising the minimum wage | With 0 Comments
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Last night, over 60 percent of voters approved minimum wage increases in New Jersey and SeaTac. At $15 an hour, the new minimum wage will improve the lives of workers, spur economic growth in the region, and save taxpayers a lot of money in food stamps. The vote passed thanks to the support of small [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 20 Aug, 2013 At 10:44 AM | Categorized As Progressive Politics | With 0 Comments
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The 200,000+ brazilians who protested this summer didn’t do it in vain. President Dilma Rousseff passed a law this week to transfer 100% of the country’s oil royalties for education and healthcare. Picture credit: Seb├ístian Freire CC BY 2.0

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 19 Aug, 2013 At 11:30 AM | Categorized As Progressive Politics, raising the minimum wage | With 0 Comments
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City council and mayoral candidates said they’d consider the raise. “A higher minimum wage is a very simple and elegant solution to the death spiral of falling demand that is the signature feature of our economy”, Venture capitalist Nick Hanauer agrees. The current federal minimum wage of $7.50 has 50% of Americans living under the [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 18 Jul, 2013 At 12:08 AM | Categorized As Neoliberal Alert, Progressive Politics | With 0 Comments
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Far away from the Zimmerman case in Florida, Toronto has gun laws and embraces multiculturalism. It was so quiet that Police Detective Jeff Bangild left a tray full of chocolate chip cookie dough to bake on his car during today’s heatwave. END NEOLIBERALISM E-BOOKS Picture credit: G & A Sattler CC BY 2.0

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 2 Jul, 2013 At 02:50 PM | Categorized As Bees, Progressive Politics | With 0 Comments
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Finally, a representative government understands that bees are more valuable to agriculture than the profits of a few corporations. The state of Oregon responded to the sudden death of 50,000 bees found last month on a Target parking lot by temporarily banning some insecticides linked to the bee catastrophe, the Grist reports. End Neoliberalism. Tax [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 29 Jun, 2013 At 03:59 AM | Categorized As Progressive Politics | With 0 Comments
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Former top regulators told congress to pass a type of measure that will bring back the Glass-Steagall Act, said William Black, author of The Best Way to Rob A Bank is to Own it. End Neoliberalism, Tax & Regulate The One Percent ($2.99 e-book) Real News Network.

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 17 Jun, 2013 At 01:32 PM | Categorized As GMO, Progressive Politics | With 0 Comments
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Faced with legal threats from Monsanto, states are passing labeling bills dependent on other states doing the same. Maine is the second state to pass a GMO labeling bill and requires five consecutive states before labels are required. Connecticut was the first state to pass this law. Treehugger reports Tax & Regulate The One Percent. [...]