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Populism 2015 Conference launches campaign for "new" economy

They came from across America to launch a wide ranging, broad-based plan to make things right.

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Wall Street bonuses equaled double annual pay of minimum wage workers

Wall Street banks handed out $28.5 billion in bonuses to their 167,800 employees last year, up 3 percent over 2013, according to figures from the NY State Comptroller.

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Economists fight over “Capital”: Piketty vs. establishment

A Harvard economist was reduced to making personal attacks as he tried to evade Thomas Piketty's key theses about capitalism and its tendencies toward unsustainable inequality.

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Unions and allies converge on D.C. to raise wages

The nation is about to see the roll-out of a dramatic effort more diverse than any wage campaign in American history.

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Southern town government refuses to remove Confederate flag

A local museum's request to remove a Confederate flag was rejected by the City Council in a poor, struggling former textile town.

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Fed’s Yellen hits income inequality

Even the head of the Fed now worries about the chasm of income inequality.  But Janet Yellen, in a speech at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, took it one step beyond money.

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Income inequality comes to Supreme Court, courtesy Justice Sotomayor

Justice Sonia Sotomayor is worried about income inequality's negative impact not only on the U.S. now, but on future generations.

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Top 4 radical conclusions from Piketty’s “Capital In The 21st Century”

 Nearly every economist of any reputation must now deal with the stunning evidence behind the inequality trends Piketty illuminates.

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Oakland's Trayvon Martin rally: "Keep fighting" for justice

Oakland youth took leadership of the event, spotlighting the effects of the shooting and verdict. They took turns to speak movingly of their reactions to hearing of the death of Martin.

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Remember Trayvon Martin, with video

One year ago, George Zimmerman shot and killed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin because he thought the young man looked suspicious. And one year later, what happened that night still outrages us.

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