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  • Ellen Brown: Time to Reboot Finance

    By Ellen Brown One thing to be said for the women now heading the Federal Reserve and t

    Ellen Brown: Time to Reboot Finance

    August 31, 2014

    By Ellen Brown One thing to be said for the women now heading the Federal Reserve and the IMF: compared to some of their predecessors, they are refreshingly honest. The Wall Street Journal reported

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  • Propublica: The Best Reporting on California’s Drought

    This year may be the driest in California in half a millennium. These reports explore ho

    Propublica: The Best Reporting on California’s Drought...

    August 30, 2014

    This year may be the driest in California in half a millennium. These reports explore how the drought is affecting agriculture, business and living conditions in the nation’s most populous state.

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  • Who Am I?

    I am the elephant in the retail living room. Operating 4,500 stores nationwide and employi

    Who Am I?

    August 30, 2014

    I am the elephant in the retail living room. Operating 4,500 stores nationwide and employing 1.4 million U.S. workers, I am not only the nation’s largest retail employer; I am America’s largest pr

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  • The Final Word

    This Issue's Final Word: In the richest country on earth, millions have been left out in t

    The Final Word

    August 30, 2014

    This Issue's Final Word: In the richest country on earth, millions have been left out in the cold. Why?   REV. KATE LORE, HOMELESS FAMILY SOLUTIONS Around the 80s I noticed there was a cha

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  • Poverty Myths Busted

    Check out this newest feature, the Reader Ignorance is Bliss Buster with data from TalkPov

    Poverty Myths Busted

    August 29, 2014

    Check out this newest feature, the Reader Ignorance is Bliss Buster with data from TalkPoverty.org, a new online hub where you can learn more about the realities of poverty in America and what we can

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  • The American Way of Poverty

    by Sasha Abramsky Charity Hicks was young, African American, and living in Detroit. L

    The American Way of Poverty

    August 29, 2014

    by Sasha Abramsky Charity Hicks was young, African American, and living in Detroit. Luann Prokop, by contrast, was in her mid-fifties, white, and from a small town in Appalachia. On the surface,

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