Posts Tagged: the economy

Modern Day Serfs

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The US student loan burden surpasses the trillion dollar mark, ushering in the potential for another loan bubble crisis like that of 2008 and subprime mortgages. Natalia Antonova recounts her all too familiar tale of crushing student debt.

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Inside the Machine

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At Mother Jones, Mac McClelland writes a must-read piece about her time working in an online-shipping warehouse, exposing an appalling workplace reality at the center of popular and profitable cyber-retailers. “It’s the first time anyone has ever tried to comfort me because I got a job, because he knew, and everyone in this industry that’s […]

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Economic Mythology

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“The stimulus failed.” “The deficit is our biggest problem right now.” “Lower taxes are the best way to grow the economy.” “Regulatory uncertainty is clogging the economy.” “If you unshackle the rich, they’ll rev up the economy.” According to Mother Jones, those are the six myths that “that must die for our economy to live.”

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