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Billionaires Stage “Grassroots” Protest in Pennsylvania

Here’s how “Americans for Prosperity” describes itself on a national scale and in the context of Pennsylvania:

“Americans for Prosperity is a grassroots movement of over 2.3 million activists nation wide who advocate and promote limited government, lower taxes, and more freedom. We have over 117,000 activists across the state of Pennsylvania who are taking [...]

Why You Won’t Find Me At McDonalds Today

Hey, McDonald’s: See all those people walking on past your fast food restaurant? I’m  joining them today. I’ll walk past the golden arches without going inside.

Why? Low pay is not okay.

I would pay more for food at McDonald’s if it meant that workers there could receive fair pay. As it is, McDonald’s [...]

Conspiracy Theories For The Rich

Jim Rogers says that you should “head for the hills”.

You probably haven’t heard of Jim Rogers before. Right wing prepper conspiracy theorist Mac Slavo thinks you need to know just two things about him in order to judge him as a credible source of advice:

1. He’s rich. 2. He’s been on television.

Enough [...]

U.S. Minimum Wage Drops Another 3 cents/hour in April 2014

The Fair Minimum Wage Act before Congress (House|Senate) is a bill that would increase the minimum wage from its current $7.25/hour to $10.10/hour over the next two years. After that point, the minimum wage would automatically increase to keep pace with inflation — the tendency of currency to be worth less as time passes. I [...]

How To Turn Five Dollars Into Your Dream Company

GrowthHackers tweets us a storyline to tempt our fantasies of economic success: How To Turn $5 Into Your Dream Company.

You don’t have to visit their link to get the secret, though. It’s already common knowledge. Here’s how you do it:

Write the following note on the back of a $5 bill: “Dad, please give [...]

Even With Reform, Federal Government Subsidizes Executive Wealth

The next time some silk-suited member of Congress takes to the airwaves to complain about mythical food stamp fraud sapping the federal budget, consider this:

Did you know that federal government tax dollars were being used to reimburse private corporations for the exorbitant pay packages they provided their corporate executives? The above data, provided [...]

0 of 3 Candidates for Maine Governor Get Contributions from Workers at WalMart or Hannaford

Yesterday, I let you know that although Hannaford Supermarkets is Maine’s biggest employer, independent candidate for Maine Governor Eliot Cutler hadn’t gotten any contributions from any Hannaford workers in the Spring of 2014. Instead, he got 8 contributions from the DC megalobbying firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Tonight, I want to be fair [...]

The Can Kicks Back Shouts, How DARE You Cut the Budget?

The billionaire-funded political corporation called The Can Kicks Back says what it really cares [...]

Dark Data And Cash

This morning, I decided to bake crescent rolls, out of a tube, for breakfast. It’s a simple, easy pleasure I indulge in every now and then, but I like to keep it to myself.

So, instead of getting in a car with satellite navigation that could transmit a record of my journey to corporate headquarters [...]

The 90 Percent Of Us Who Need Google Glass

The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that most workers don’t make enough money to buy Google Glass as a professional accessory. [...]

The Children’s Place = The Orphans’ Place. Why?

Why is the International Labor Rights Forum calling for Americans to boycott and picket The Children’s Place on April 24 2014?

Why? Because a year earlier, on April 24 2013, the rickety Rana Plaza apparel factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 people. Those people were paid dirt-poor wages in dangerous conditions to make [...]