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Hitting the Bottom Line: Where Activism has an Impact

Corporations are artificial entities that are constrained under law to prioritize the maximization of their stock value above all other values. This means that if people want to alter the behavior of corporations, they have to either force corporations’ behavior by changing law or by

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The Irregular Index

The Irregular Index made impressive gains today, ending at 97.11, slightly off its high above 98. What does this teach you about the American economy? Well, at least as much as watching the Dow Jones fluctuate throughout the day would teach you.

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Homelessness A Real Economic Indicator

If our government has the resources to listen in on our private conversations, surely it has the resources to track how many of us are living without any place to call home. Let’s track that real economic indicator, and use that as a measurement of the health of the economy, and not just worry about the way that the Dow bounces around from day to day.

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House Passes Bailout Bill and Stocks Drop

The difference that’s been made now is that, along with the stock fluctuations, Wall Street firms are going to have 700 billion dollars more to play around with, and our nation itself is going to be 700 billion dollars further in debt.

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