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8 Ways to Reduce Global Inequality

By the end of next year, if current trends continue, our global top 1 percent will hold more than half the world’s wealth. - See more at: http://inequality.org/8-ways-reduce-global-inequality/#sthash.IarjS7yc.dpuf

This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. The path to a more equal world is steep, but the signposts are clearly marked. Nick Galasso and Marjorie Wood Extreme economic inequality is corrosive to our societies. It ...

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McDonald’s accused of €1bn tax evasion

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This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Fast-food chain McDonald’s has been accused of avoiding over €1 billion in European corporate taxes between 2009-2013. A report by a coalition of European and American trade unions ...

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Corruption Without Consequences

The Dot-Com darling Uber has been getting quite a bit of critical press lately, and deservedly so. Uber is a start-up company that connects private citizens together for personal transportation: instead of hiring a licensed, bonded taxi service, an Uber ...

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Central Banks’ 2% Plan to Impoverish You

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Reprinted with permission from Washingtons Blog The 2% target is low enough that the household frogs in the kettle of hot water never realize they’re being boiled alive because the increase is so gradual. A comment by correspondent David C. ...

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The Wages of Global Capitalism

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Richard D. Wolff Wage growth in the world slowed to an average of 2 percent in 2013. That was less than in 2012 and far less than the pre-crisis rate of 3 percent. Starker still were the differences between wage ...

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Defending Dollar Imperialism

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Mike Whitney  RINF Alternative News “The Fed’s ‘need’ to take on an even more active role as foreigners further slow the purchases of our paper is to put the pedal to the metal on the currency debasement race now being ...

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Federal Reserve: The Birth of the Monster

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The Federal Reserve’s doors have been open for “business” for one hundred years. In explaining the creation of this money-making machine (pun intended — the Fed remits nearly $100 bn. in profits each year to Congress) most people fall into ...

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The Swiss Gold Referendum

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Paul Craig Roberts RINF Alternative News In a few days the Swiss people will go to the polls to decide whether the Swiss central bank is to be required to hold 20% of its reserves in the form of gold.  ...

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And Now the Richest .01 Percent

When yachts have garages, you know democracies are going to be in trouble. (Photo: RCN)

Robert Reich RINF Alternative News The richest Americans hold more of the nation’s wealth than they have in almost a century. What do they spend it on? As you might expect, personal jets, giant yachts, works of art, and luxury ...

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The Problem of “Stupid” in Economics

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Dean Baker MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber has inadvertently become a YouTube celebrity as a result of a video of him referring to the public as “stupid.” The immediate point of reference was the complexity of the design of the Affordable ...

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