At a protest against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) on March 30, 2014, an activist holds a sign which reads "Fascism is not economic policy!" (Flickr / Peg Hunter)
05 Feb 2016

Corporate Takeover: Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed In New Zealand

If the Trans-Pacific Partnership is ratified, it could lead to unprecedented corporate control over the Internet, international law, and the environment.

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Goldman Sachs tower in New York City can be seen across the Hudson River from Battery Park in New Jersey, framed between decorative pillars, in this December 4, 2011 photograph. (Flickr / Katie Killary)
03 Feb 2016

Goldman Sachs Questions ‘The Efficacy Of Capitalism’

Analysts at Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s largest investment banks, questioned capitalism’s effectiveness. What did they really mean by that statement?

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File: A sign outside a payday loan shark announcing their services, photographed on October 8, 2012. (Flickr / HelenCobain)
08 Jan 2016

Millennials Increasingly Using Payday Lenders And Pawnshops

In the past five years, 40% of millennials used a payday loan, pawnshop, tax refund advance or other alternative financial product.

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Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Chairman (1987-2006),  with President George W. Bush
11 Dec 2015

Thank Neoliberalism: Middle Class No Longer The Majority In America

As inequality gradually worsened there have been attempts to redefine the middle class or deny its imminent destruction. But now there can be little doubt.

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Climate activists dressed as clowns protest outside the Paris Climate Conference on November 29, 2015. (Flickr / Alternative Libertaire)
05 Dec 2015

VIDEO: Connecting The Grassroots And The Global At COP21

The Laura Flanders Show: From climate change to black liberation. Ecuador revolutionized its economy to benefit the people. Lessons of an ancient statue.

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File: The New York Stock Exchange trading floor during the May 15, 2014 IPO of Zendesk. (Flickr / Scott Beale / Laughing Squid)
17 Nov 2015

Report: Corporate America’s Higher Earnings Due To Stock Buyback Scams

Corporate America is cannibalizing the economy through stock buybacks, allowing the 1% to pocket more corporate earnings than ever before.

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A factory worker adjusts his safety goggles fit over his ear in this March 2, 2011 photograph. His work shirt has a patch reading "Perfection is our Direction." (Flickr / Nick Harris)
09 Nov 2015

Support For Neoliberalism Is Killing Working-Class Whites

Middle-aged, working-class whites are dying faster than ever before, according to new research from Princeton. Are they voting away their own futures?

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A collection of dirty coins seen inside the bottom of a piggy bank. (Flickr / JJ)
30 Oct 2015

100 CEO Retirement Accounts Equal To Savings Of 50M Families

A new report calculates that the retirement assets of just 100 CEOs add up to as much as the entire retirement account savings of 41% of American families.

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Top wealth holders share of financial assets, Source: Credit Suisse
16 Oct 2015

Global 1% Own Half Of World’s Wealth, Social Security And Worker Pay Frozen

According to the 2015 wealth report by Credit Suisse, the global top wealth percentile now own half of all household assets in the world. The increased financialization of the world economy combined with political systems bent towards the wealthy has led to an incredibly unequal world where a relative handful of

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Pyramid with the all-seeing eye , Public domain
13 Oct 2015

Less Than 400 Families Contribute Most Of 2016 Presidential Funds

How much longer can America’s plutocracy be denied? A recent report by The New York Times reveals that 158 of the richest families are now providing a “financial check on demographic forces” that are moving the country in a more progressive direction by contributing nearly half of all early money

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