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Education Government

Systemic Changes in Public Education

MIDWEST Blog – Schools take the brunt of the budget cuts in the United States. When assessing nationwide problems at an economic and political level, the root of a lot of problems is the quality of our public education system. For such a pivotal aspect of a country‚Äôs ability to excel and succeed, it is […]

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Education

School Choice Is Meant to Abolish Public Schools

MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS – We’ve been using our Facebook page over the summer as a publishing platform to see if it has more impact than creating content online and sharing on social media sites. Owning the content has advantages, but readers enjoy advertising free sites. Content consumers, when giving the choice, choose no advertising or […]

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Government

Election 2014: Corporations Triumph , Progressive Victories, and Roadmap for Democratic Revival

November 5, 2014 by Peter Dreier Election 2014: This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. MUNCIE, Indiana – Tuesday’s Republican wave of election victories did not reflect public opinion or the public mood. Instead it was the result of the GOP’s triumph in changing the rules of democracy to favor big business and conservative interest groups, […]

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Business Government

Job Subsidies: Corporate Rich Are Indeed Getting Richer

Database Reveals Big-Business Dominance of Job Subsidies Washington, D.C. – Three-quarters of all the economic development dollars awarded and disclosed by state and local governments throughout the United States have gone to just 965 large corporations. Some of these big recipients, such as Boeing (at more than $13 billion) are well-known for aggressively seeking tax […]

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Business

Installment Lenders Cause Pain to Borrowers

The 182 Percent Loan: How Installment Lenders Put Borrowers in a World of Hurt by Paul Kiel and Krista Kjellman Schmidt, ProPublica This story was co-produced with Marketplace. Listen to their coverage. One day late last year, Katrina Sutton stood at a gas pump outside Atlanta and swiped her debit card. Insufficient funds. But that […]

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Culture

Vandana Shiva – Fighting Corporate Globalization

When it comes to fighting social and economic injustices, one name always mentioned is Vandana Shiva from India. She’s taken on Coca-Cola when they tried to privatize part of the Ganges River in India along with Monsanto in their global monopoly of seeds. Dr. Shiva is a strong advocate against corporate overreach which has come […]