The oil barons of the world, and the militaries that rely on that oil, are seeing new opportunities in the North Pole as global climate change kicks into high gear.
Unfortunately, Republicans are more focused on a $600,000 GSA scandal and whether or not Secret Service Agents cavorted with prostitutes, than actually making our economy work for the middle class again.
Not only have 26 major American corporations used tax loopholes to avoid paying any federal taxes over the last four years, but roughly $60 billion in revenue is lost every single year thanks to corporations stashing cash in offshore bank accounts.
Since trickle-down austerity began in Greece – suicide rates have jumped up 40%. Not only is trickle-down austerity bad economically – it’s bad morally as well.
While Republicans in Congress want to drop or throw away the federal minimum wage, new data shows that the minimum wage in America is woefully inadequate.
And they’ll be dying even younger because the social safety net that used to catch them has been cut away after thirty years of Reaganomics, Clintonomics, and Ayn Rand’s trickle-down morality.
If found guilty, the corporate executives could face up to 31 years in prison.
Hundreds of demonstrators returned to Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan this past weekend to celebrate the six-month anniversary of the movement.
Banksters like Goldman Sachs now make up more than a quarter of our economy when they used to make up less than a tenth.
From the ongoing debt crisis in Europe, to rising gas prices in the United States, to increasing food costs around the world, Wall Street is destabilizing the entire global economy.