Ralph Nader: Income Inequality and The Minimum Wage (HR 1346)

PUT POLITICIANS ON MINIMUM WAGE & WATCH HOW FAST THINGS CHANGE

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with Ralph Nader

C-SPAN
March 25, 2013

Ralph Nader talked about his Huffington Post piece on income inequality and the growing gap between chief executive officers’ pay and that of the typical wage earner. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.

watch via http://www.c-span.org/video/?311703-4/ralph-nader-income-inequality-minimum-wage

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Richard Wolff: Capitalism’s Destructive Power + Wolff Urges End to Austerity, New Jobs Program, Democratizing Work

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Erik Laursen: The War Against Social Security

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Social Security Torn Away

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Joe Friendly·Feb 21, 2013

Erik Laursen, author of The People’s Pension, The Struggle To Defend Social Security Since Reagan, describes the three decade long war against Social Security, beginning with its origins in the bowels of the Reagan administration, and the dynamics behind an effective long-term strategy, a look at the decades-long ideological attack on this all-important program, the hydra-headed campaign to cut and kill Social Security, conducted over decades by rightwing bankers, foundations, economists and politicians.

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James K. Galbraith: Inequality and Instability: What’s Ahead for the World Economy + Sidney Gluck: Humanism and Socialism

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Inequality Hurts Us All

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SocialJusticeNOW·Feb 18, 2013

Economist James K. Galbraith, one of the country’s leading analysts of the financial crisis, speaks on the link between the growing inequality and economic instability. Galbraith, a professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, will focus on the argument in his new book, Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just before the Great Crisis, http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Economics/MacroeconomicTheory/?view=usa&ci=9780199855650 which demonstrates that increased inequality is a product of the rise of windfall profits in finance and the deregulation of markets. For an exploration of these ideas, watch Bill Moyers’ interview with Galbraith online.

Galbraith, a frequent commentator in the media and adviser to policymakers, is also the author of The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too and Created Unequal: The Crisis in American Pay. In addition to his teaching and research, Galbraith has served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee.
At UT, Galbraith directs the Inequality Project. http://utip.gov.utexas.edu/about.html
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Moyers and Company: Richard Wolff: Taming Capitalism Run Wild

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Feb. 22, 2013

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India: Growing Inequality and Destructive Development by Graham Peebles

by Graham Peebles
Guest Writer
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London
February 15, 2013

Orissa

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Upon a foundation of deep spirituality and philosophical treasures, proclaiming unity, justice and service, New India, horns honking in violation of the good; is racing, no time to spare towards the Alter of Materiality and Market Fundamentalism.

Under the careful guidance of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) the Indian government has for the last twenty years or so, (during which time the BBC 7/12/11[i] found “inequality has doubled”), embraced market liberalization and the global market; garlanded corporations with all manner of subsidies and damned the poor to greater poverty, destitution, suffering and, suicide in the case of farmers: Continue reading

Unlivable Wages by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
February 15, 2013

#workers #unite in #solidarity with striking people around #europe// #14n #strike #fightback #fuck #troika #hueglageneral #spain #greece #portugal #italy #amm

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How could Barack Obama say, in his State of the Union speech, “let’s declare that in the wealthiest nation on earth no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9.00 an hour”?

Back in 2008, Obama campaigned to have a $9.50 per hour minimum wage by 2011. Now he’s settling for $9.00 by 2015! Going backward into the future is the price that poverty groups and labor unions are paying by giving Mr. Obama a free ride last year on this moral imperative. How can leaders of poverty groups and unions accept this back-of-the-hand response to the plight of thirty million workers who make less today than what workers made 45 years ago in 1968, inflation adjusted?

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Occupy Sandy–Recovery From The Bottom Up by Peter Rugh

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by Peter Rugh
SocialistWorker.org
February 5, 2013

Occupy Wall Street's Hurricane Sandy relief drop off center at St. Jacobi's church in Sunset Park Brooklyn

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IT WAS Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, and the sound of pounding drums mingled with subway steel rattling underground, sending a hot pulse through the high-arched edifice of a humble house of worship in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. As Nina Simone sang in her blue soliloquy to the slain civil rights leader, “The king of love is dead.” But here, in St. Jacobi Lutheran Church, one could feel King’s heart beat on.

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Tavis Smiley: Vision for a New America: A Future without Poverty + Cornel West: You Don’t Play With Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Michael Parenti on Media, Class, Politics, Drones, Occupy

with Michael Parenti
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Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
Jan. 17, 2013

We Are The Many, Occupy Oakland Move In Day (27 of 31)

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David Pakman Show·Jan 16, 2013

Michael Parenti, noted political scholar and author of The Face of Imperialism joins David to discuss the changing role of media in the political landscape, the lenses of the two party system, race, culture, and class, on media reporting, and more. Continue reading

US Cities Struggling Post-Hurricane Sandy + D-15: Restore Power to the People

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Updated: Dec. 23, 2012

Occupy Sandy

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AlJazeeraEnglish·Dec 21, 2012

Nearly two months after Hurricane Sandy entire neighbourhoods are still covered in rubble, homes are infested with mold and hundreds of families remain without water or power. What’s the biggest problem? Guests: Aria Doe, Klaus Jacob, Joel Kupferman.

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Kucinich: NO to #CatFoodChristmas + Bernie Sanders: If you change the CPI, you are raising taxes

Hands Off Social Security!

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by Dennis Kucinich
WASHINGTON, D.C.
December 20, 2012

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today strongly objected to a proposal to cut Social Security benefits. The White House suggested a reduction in Social Security to cut costs as part of the so-called “fiscal cliff” negotiations.  The proposal called the “Chained Consumer Price Index” would result in a reduction of benefits for Social Security recipients even though Social Security does not contribute to the debt and should not be part of debt reduction negotiations.

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Inequality and Poverty America Style–In Richness and in Health by Graham Peebles

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by Graham Peebles
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London
December 7, 2012

Irrespective of ones circumstances or stage of life, illness is never welcome, in America if you’re poor it can prove to be a total catastrophe, ending often in personal bankruptcy. “According to a report published in The American Journal of Medicine, medical bills are a major factor in more than 60% of the personal bankruptcies in the United States“[i]. Health care insurance an unaffordable luxury, for the 15% or 50 million people now living in ‘official’ poverty in America, anxiously relying on good luck and a poor diet to keep sickness at a bay.

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Michael Parenti: They Start Out By Demonizing Their Leader

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Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
December 8, 2012

“The Empire feeds off the republic.” — Michael Parenti

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by Radio Free Kansas
December 8, 2012

Michael Parenti is an internationally known award-winning author and lecturer. He is one of the nation’s leading progressive political analysts. His highly informative and entertaining books and talks have reached a wide range of audiences in North America and abroad.

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