Archive for the 'Economy' Category

Greece: Anti-Austerity Anger

Filed under: Economy — by Will Kirkland 02/7/2012 @ 8:49:41 PM
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From Link TV


Protests have erupted in the Greek capital with thousands of people joining strike action over the prospect of more budget cuts. Unions say the economy is being driven downwards … [Keep reading >>]

Not Buying Amazon

Filed under: Action! | Economy — by Will Kirkland 01/16/2012 @ 4:05:17 PM
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Although Amazon, the enormous on-line retailer, has said it will begin collecting sales taxes and returning them to the state of purchase, thereby moving off my absolutely-do-not shop here list, … [Keep reading >>]

By the Content of your Class Position…

Filed under: Economy — by Will Kirkland 01/16/2012 @ 1:25:03 PM
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Paul Krugman honors Martin Luther King, Jr
…if King could see America now, I believe that he would be disappointed, and feel that his work was nowhere near done. He dreamed … [Keep reading >>]

Equal Opportunity Balderdash

Filed under: Economy | Politics — by Will Kirkland 01/9/2012 @ 1:43:26 PM
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It is always amazing to me how much people use “equal opportunity” as a euphemism for “personal catapult.”  Every business person I have ever met believes in advantage for self.  … [Keep reading >>]

Fair Trade Tea in Bay

Filed under: Economy | Food — by Will Kirkland 01/2/2012 @ 7:35:45 PM

Nice article the other day in the SF Chron about Numi teas, right here in Oakland, CA
A little more than a decade ago, two Iraqi American siblings were vacationing at … [Keep reading >>]

The Debt Dummies

Filed under: Economy — by Will Kirkland 01/2/2012 @ 11:21:28 AM

Krugman (again!) on the debt dummies in congress, and elsewhere:

… people in D.C. talk about deficits and debt, by and large they have no idea what they’re talking about — … [Keep reading >>]

Business Still Rides the Ponies in Sacramento

Filed under: California | Economy | Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 12/26/2011 @ 9:15:27 PM
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From SF Chronicle

Business interests were the top bill-killers inside California’s Capitol during Gov. Jerry Brown’s first year back in office, as concerns about the state’s weak economy cut into labor’s … [Keep reading >>]

Public Act #4 and Democracy Bye Bye

Filed under: Democracy | Economy — by Will Kirkland 12/26/2011 @ 7:25:31 PM
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Benton Harbor Michigan is the poorest city in state hammered from every direction. From a population of 20,000 it is now down to about 10,000.  The per capita income is … [Keep reading >>]

GOP Monetary Madness and Ron Paul

Filed under: Economy — by Will Kirkland 12/21/2011 @ 11:21:27 PM
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I seem to have forgotten to post Krugman’s December 16 column called GOP Monetary Madness.  But since a missing friend appeared out of the internet thickets the other day, and … [Keep reading >>]

Anarchist Theory and Occupy Wall Street

Filed under: Books | Economy — by Will Kirkland 12/11/2011 @ 8:49:51 PM
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The back page of this Sunday’s New York Times Book Review has a welcome few words about David Graeber:
The anthropologist David Graeber has a strong claim to being the house … [Keep reading >>]

It’s Economics, Not a Morality Play

Filed under: Economy — by Will Kirkland 11/29/2011 @ 4:09:52 PM
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Joe Nocera seconds Paul Krugman’s earlier plea to distinguish between economic policies that will save all parties and an application of personal morality that will ruin all.

Can’t the Germans see, … [Keep reading >>]

Corporations Mask Tax Obligations While Crying About The Little They Pay

Filed under: Economy — by Will Kirkland 11/7/2011 @ 4:10:22 PM
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The indispensible Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ) released it’s tenth annual report on the state of thievery in the Fortune 500 Class.

The average effective tax rate for all 280 companies … [Keep reading >>]

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