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CSU Trustees To Vote On Pay Raises Amid Plans To Freeze Admissions For Spring 2013

March 20, 2012

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CSU Trustees To Vote On Pay Raises Amid Plans To Freeze Admissions For Spring 2013 March 20, 2012 7:55 AM LOS ANGELES (CBS) — In the wake of an uncertain budget, the California State Board of Trustees is expected to approve a plan Tuesday morning that would drastically reduce enrollment in CSU schools. KNX 1070′s Jon Baird reports […]

“Stealing” Free Education? Homeless Mother Gets Jail Time For Sending Her Son to a Better School District

February 29, 2012

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“Stealing” Free Education? Homeless Mother Gets Jail Time For Sending Her Son to a Better School District By Kristen Gwynne | Sourced from AlterNet Posted at February 28, 2012, 2:20 pm Thirty-three-year-old Tanya McDowell enrolled her son in a Connecticut school district better than the one in which she lived. McDowell, who was homeless when prosecutors charged her […]

Romney Says He’s Taxed At 15 Percent Rate

January 17, 2012

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Romney Says He’s Taxed At 15 Percent Rate 12:35 pm January 17, 2012 by MARK MEMMOTT He has probably paid an effective federal income tax rate of about 15 percent in recent years, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told reporters in South Carolina a short time ago. Dogged by questions from his GOP opponents about his […]

House probe claims 4 members received discounted loans

January 16, 2012

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House probe claims 4 members received discounted loans By Larry Margasak, Associated Press Updated 12/19/2011 12:21 PM WASHINGTON – Congressional investigators said Monday that four House members received VIP discounted loans from former Countrywide Financial, a lender whose subprime mortgages were at the forefront of the nation’s foreclosure crisis. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight […]

Inside the Fed in 2006: A Coming Crisis, and Banter

January 13, 2012

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Inside the Fed in 2006: A Coming Crisis, and Banter By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM | New York Times – 7 hours ago WASHINGTON — As the housing bubble entered its waning hours in 2006, top Federal Reserve officials marveled at the desperate antics of home builders seeking to lure buyers. The officials laughed about the cars that builders were offering as […]

Why Now? What’s Next? Naomi Klein and Yotam Marom in Conversation About Occupy Wall Street

January 12, 2012

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A highlight from the article: “This is not a game. A society where there are empty homes but people who don’t have homes is a fundamentally revolting thing and it’s unacceptable, can’t be allowed. You can say that for all the other things: for war, or for patriarchy, racism. We have an incredible responsibility.” It’s […]

Ethics and Government: Infographics

January 4, 2012

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Well well well….. See the rest of the graphics here: http://imgur.com/a/ebZun/embed

The Wealth Gap Between Congress and Voters Is Growing

December 29, 2011

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The Wealth Gap Between Congress and Voters Is Growing By Dashiell Bennett | The Atlantic Wire – Tue, Dec 27, 2011 Both The New York Times and The Washington Post have separate reports today about the widening wealth gap between members of Congress and the people they represent. Almost half of all Congresspeople are millionaires and their median net worth has climbed to $913,000, compared to $100,000 for the rest of America households. According to […]

Wal-Mart owners have more wealth than 30% of Americans while their low-paid employees require $86mill in government assistance annually

December 14, 2011

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Six Waltons (Wal-Mart owners) have more wealth than the bottom 30% of Americans. Give or take, as the article explains: http://news.yahoo.com/six-waltons-more-wealth-bottom-30-americans-182819449.html   Now, this wouldn’t be a problem – people can get as rich as they want or are able to – EXCEPT for these facts: Reliance by Wal-Mart workers on public assistance programs in California […]

All the infographics on income equality that you could ever need!

December 11, 2011

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Check out this great resource full of infographics regarding income equality over at MotherJones.com! Here’s one: Full link: http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/02/income-inequality-in-america-chart-graph