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By Taryn Finley In the weeks following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, more and more influencers, like Solange and Killer Mike, have started to #BankBlack and have transferred their money into black-owned banks. … Continue reading
Senator Bernie Sanders is making waves with a big idea to reinvent education: Making public colleges and universities tuition-free. I couldn’t agree more. Higher education isn’t just a personal investment. It’s a public good that pays off in a more … Continue reading
By Paul Vigna For months now, the data on the U.S. economy has displayed an odd schism. Most of the data has been pointing to a weak economy – except for the jobs numbers, which have consistently pointed toward a … Continue reading
By Kimberly Gedeon Americans just can’t seem to get a grip on paying their mortgages or credit card bills due to outstanding medical charges. Even with health insurance supplementing the costs, medical bills are the biggest cause of bankruptcies in … Continue reading
By Edward Hadas The leading theories of economics and finance are usually produced for the rich. Pope Francis deserves praise for suggesting an economics for the poor. The typical criteria of economic success – such as efficient pricing, fully competitive … Continue reading
By Suzy Khimm Five years removed from the financial crisis, most Americans no longer feel they’re drowning in debt. But a new poll shows they still have that sinking feeling when it comes to long-term finances—and they feel Washington is … Continue reading
Our Giant Banks Own Airports, Control Power Plants, Hoard Vast Amounts of Commodities and Much More — How Can We Stop Them from Controlling the Lifelines of the Economy?
By Ellen Brown Giant bank holding companies now own airports, toll roads, and ports; control power plants; and store and hoard vast quantities of commodities of all sorts. They are systematically buying up or gaining control of the essential lifelines … Continue reading
By Susan Ricker When you’re searching for a job, the primary focus is usually on finding employment, not preparing for retirement. But should your career goals include what comes after you’re done working? Depending on where you are in your … Continue reading
By Paul Buchheit Some of America’s leading news analysts are beginning to recognize the fallacy of the “free market.” Said Ted Koppel, “We are privatizing ourselves into one disaster after another.” Fareed Zakaria admitted, “I am a big fan of … Continue reading
This was shocking when I watched it two weeks ago. Its even more unsettling now.