Anne Laurie

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Sorry, Folks, Rich People Actually Don't 'Create The Jobs'

In this war of words (and classes), one thing has been repeated so often that many people now regard it as fact.<p>"Rich people create the jobs."<p>Specifically, by starting and directing America's companies, entrepreneurs and rich investors create the jobs that sustain everyone else.<p>This statement is …

Wal-Mart arrests could fuel “a new political movement of the disenfranchised,” Grayson tells Salon

Florida Congressman questions Obama’s praise for Wal-Mart: “What has Wal-Mart given the president in return?”<p>Firebrand Congressman Alan Grayson hailed Black Friday civil disobedience in an afternoon interview, saying the protests by Wal-Mart workers and supporters show “the dissatisfaction of the …

Venezuela seizes more stores ahead of local elections

Thousands of people have lined up in front of electronics stores and hardware stores that have been ordered by President Nicola Maduro to empty their inventories at cut-rate prices.<p>La VICTORIA, Venezuela — Forcing stores to sell their merchandise for a price that the owners say will put them out of …

Wal-Mart asks employees to donate food to their co-workers for Thanksgiving

Many note that such acts of kindness would not be necessary if Wal-Mart paid a living wage<p>A photo showing a food drive run by and for employees at a Cleveland-area Wal-Mart has sparked outrage and intensified the ongoing debate over the large retailer's low wages.<p>According to a report in the …

Obamacare's backers and foes vie to recruit young people

The raucous scene at a<p>University of Miamitailgate party on a recent weekend might have seemed an unlikely spot for a debate overObamacare. But with six dozen pizzas in hand, the youthful staffers from Generation Opportunity rolled up in Hummers and Ford F-150s to claim their spot.<p>With "DJ Joey" …

Health Care

Elizabeth Warren urges expansion of Social Security

Going against the conventional wisdom, the MA senator endorses increasing Social Security benefits<p>Speaking on the Senate floor on Monday, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren went against pro-austerity conventional wisdom and advocated for the <i>expansion</i> of Social Security benefits, joining a small …