Category Archives: Economic Justice

Addressing Social Issues Key to Big Company Survival

Forbes: January 1, 2025, Irving, Texas: Exxon Mobil is proud to announce that its exit from the extraction and production of nonrenewable resources is now complete.

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Zero Hedge: The Value of Wealth

We need to do a lot more thinking, and take a far more critical look at ourselves, than we do at present. We’re not even playing it safe, we’re only playing it easy. And that’s just not enough. The marches in Paris and numerous other cities today were attended by people who mean well, but who should ask themselves if they want to be part of what was predictably turned into a propaganda event by ‘world leaders’. One thing is for sure; the murdered Charlie Hebdo staff would not have approved of it.

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Obama promises Student Debt relief

President Obama will announced on Monday an expansion of a program that helps student loan borrowers manage their debt, a White House official said.

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Democracy in jeapordy: Moyers and Krugman discuss Thomas Piketty’s ground-breaking book

I know it’s a lot to ask for 24 minutes of your time, but this one is very much worth it. Paul Krugman and Bill Moyers talk about a new book that is hot, hot, hot: “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” by economist Thomas Piketty.

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Behind the Struggle to Increase the Minimum Wage

The New York Times – WASHINGTON — Just four blocks from the White House is the headquarters of the Employment Policies Institute, a widely quoted economic research center whose academic reports have repeatedly warned that increasing the minimum wage could be harmful, increasing poverty and unemployment.

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Cyprus: Minimum Income Guarantee

PRESIDENT NICOS Anastasiades yesterday announced the complete reform of social policy based on the principle of securing a Guaranteed Minimum Income for all citizens, financed in large part by eliminating non-targeted allowances.

The general principle of this new “revolutionary reform”, as he called it, is to guarantee that all citizens have an income sufficient to live on, provided they meet certain conditions.

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Offshore Accounts Revealed by ICIJ

The secret records obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists lay bare the names behind covert companies and private trusts in the British Virgin Islands, the Cook Islands and other offshore hideaways.

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