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Income from oil and gas production doesn’t always trickle down to landowners, as companies find ways to minimize the share they pay in royalties. Read more...
In this video Robert Reich explains how large economic entities, such as the United States and the European Union, can curb the power of corporations and serve their citizens, rather than the profit-at-all-costs interests of global capital. Read more...
Federal watchdog says mortgage giant had no coordinated plan to bet against homeowners, though Freddie held billions of dollars of investments that paid off if borrowers stayed stuck in high-interest loans. Read more...
Finders Weepers: Early Bain Disputes Cast New Light on Its Business by Jesse Eisinger ProPublica, Sept. 11, 2012 It was one of the "quickest big hits in Wall Street history," as the Wall Street Journal put it at the time. In Read more...
The Bailout: By The Actual Numbers by Paul Kiel ProPublica Quick, how many billions in the red are taxpayers on the bailout of GM? AIG? Fannie and Freddie? Is it true that the government has reaped a profit from bailing out the Read more...

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The true story of how the GOP presidential candidate and his private equity firm staged an epic wealth grab, destroyed jobs – and stuck others with the bill Read more...
The lobbying firm Strategic Health Care is hosting a Capitol Hill event titled, "White Trash Reception." Here's a flyer for the um, "event": "Hey y'all - get gussied up in your Sunday jorts, mullets, and fullets and come on down to Read more...
Can you imagine a more difficult challenge than to find a way to provide free health-care in a nation with the second-largest population in the world, where over 40 percent of the people live below the poverty level and there is no Read more...
Every Friday Occupy Wall Street converges in the streets for Spring Training marches from Liberty Square to Wall Street in preparation for May Day, followed by a community pot-luck dinner... Read more...
Anonymous has announced a joint action between the hacktivist group and the Occupy movement, "OUR POLLS," which seeks to Occupy the Vote 2012 with the aim of holding our elected officials accountable to the people. The message: Elected Read more...