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Some U.S. firms paid more to CEOs than taxes: study

 Below is a news article from Reuters describing a report published by the Institute for Policy Studies, followed by IPS’s explanation of the study and a link to the full study. Some U.S. firms paid more to CEOs than taxes: study Reuters August 15 2011 WASHINGTON | Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:45am ... Read more

How the Oama Health Law is Making Health Care Worse

The Great Health Care Takeaway By Shamus Cooke Z Net, August 31, 2011 The health care crisis in the United States is getting worse with no visible end. The popular anger over unattainable or unaffordable health care has been diverted away from corporations by crafty politicians, always seeking ... Read more

How Did Corporate Power Get a Stranglehold?

This month is the 40th anniversary of a memorandum sent by Lewis Powell Jr., then an attorney for the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, to his friend Eugene Sydnor, Jr., the director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  Powell had been a corporate lawyer and lobbyist for the tobacco industry with the Virginia ... Read more

Resisting Foreclosure

Summarized by Kevin Zeese This is a session of the economic track of the Democracy Convention that was held on August 25th and focused on resisting foreclosure.  The two speakers were Ellen Bernards and David Petrovich whose biographies are included at the end of the summary. Foreclosure process varies across the country, sometimes even ... Read more

Democratizing Money: Creating a Public Monetary System

Summarized by Kevin Zeese This is a session from the economic track of the Democracy Convention held on August 25, 2011 in Madison, WI.  The session focused on democratizing money.  The speaker was Greg Coleridge whose biography and contact information are at the bottom of the summary. I expanded on his comments and added some links to ... Read more

Single Payer Turns a Libertarian off to Libertarianism, a Progressive Democrat off to the Democratic Party and a Doctor off to the American Medical Association

Common Cents for Health Care Summarized by Kevin Zeese This is a summary of a session on health care from the economic track of the Democracy Convention held on August 27, 2011.  The session featured Margaret Flowers, Laurel Mark, Lex Tinker-Sackett and William Bianchi.  The biographies of the panelists and their contact information are ... Read more

Transference of Community: Learning from Venezuela

Summarized by Kevin Zeese This session of the economic track of the Democracy Convention focused on a sister city program between Madison, WI and Lara, Venezuela.  Most of the session was a brainstorming session on how the two communities could help each other.  This summary does not include ... Read more