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ROBERT B. REICH, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of t

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You Are Being Lied to About the IRSThe IRS is set to receive its...

You Are Being Lied to About the IRSThe IRS is set to receive its largest funding increase in years thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act. You know who should be worried about this?Wealthy Americans who dodge taxes.Recent figures estimate that the richest 1 percent are hiding more than 20 percent of their earnings from the IRS, accounting for more than...

The Real Motive Behind the GOP’s “Culture War”Why do Putin...

The Real Motive Behind the GOP’s “Culture War”Why do Putin and the Republican Party sound so much alike? Simple: Their culture wars have similar agendas.Both are trying to distract attention from the economic looting by their respective oligarchies.Vladimir Putin has been blasting so-called "cancel culture.”This was his third “cancel culture” rant in...

How Corporations are Using Inflation to Take Your MoneyInflation...

How Corporations are Using Inflation to Take Your MoneyInflation is a cover corporations are using to squeeze more money out of you. But as I’ll explain, there are five things we can do to fight back.Corporations are using inflation as an excuse to raise their prices, hurting workers and consumers while they enjoy record profits. Prices are surging...

How America Can Lower Gas Prices Like Other CountriesGas prices...

How America Can Lower Gas Prices Like Other CountriesGas prices are going down, but they’re still way too high. While you pay through the nose at the gas pump, Big Oil is lining its pockets. I’ll get to how to funnel some of these profits back to you in a moment, but first let me explain why and how gas prices got so high. The major drivers of price...

Debunking 4 Myths About InflationThe truth about inflation is...

Debunking 4 Myths About InflationThe truth about inflation is getting covered up by countless myths spewed by corporations and their political lackeys.Here are the facts: Fact #1: Inflation is not being driven by wage increases.Although wages have been rising, they’ve been rising more SLOWLY than prices. Hourly wages grew by 5 percent in the past year...

Why Food Prices Are Rising Even MoreMonopolies are slowly...

Why Food Prices Are Rising Even MoreMonopolies are slowly killing rural America — and driving up the price you pay for food. Just four firms control 85% of all beef, 66% of all pork, and 54% of all poultry. This degree of monopolization is hurting farmers — and you.Monopolists control nearly every part of the food production process, from selling feed...

How Amazon, Starbucks, and Other Companies Fight UnionsYou as a...

How Amazon, Starbucks, and Other Companies Fight UnionsYou as a worker have a legal right to join a union, but there are many ways big corporations are skirting the law to stop you from getting your fair share. You could be working for a union-buster and not even know it.Here are four of the biggest union-busting tricks to look out for:One: Anti-Union...

4 Myths About Raising the Minimum WageThe federal minimum wage...

4 Myths About Raising the Minimum WageThe federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour has not been raised since 2009. That’s the longest period without an increase since the minimum wage was enacted, meaning today’s minimum wage is actually worth far less than it was in 2009.This is an insult to American workers, and bad for our economy. It’s far past time...

The Secret to the GOP’s Assault on Your RightsDemocracy is not...

The Secret to the GOP’s Assault on Your RightsDemocracy is not just under attack in America. In some states, it’s being lost.Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once suggested that states could serve as laboratories of democracy, but these states are more like laboratories of autocracy.Take Wisconsin. The GOP has so successfully rigged state elections...

4 Myths About Raising the Minimum WageThe federal minimum wage...

4 Myths About Raising the Minimum WageThe federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour has not been raised since 2009. That’s the longest period without an increase since the minimum wage was enacted, meaning today’s minimum wage is actually worth far less than it was in 2009.This is an insult to American workers, and bad for our economy. It’s far past time...

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