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Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal

The federal government has made it easier than ever to borrow money for higher education - saddling a generation with crushing debts and inflating a …

The TPP Is Another Job Killing Trade Deal—So Why Are Both Parties Supporting It?

Wigwam Mills has been making socks in Sheboygan, Wis., for more than 100 years. This is quality footwear sold at sporting goods stores and specialty …

No Time for Volunteering? 4 Policies that Can Help

This article originally appeared in the author's book, <i>How to Design Our World for Happiness</i>.<p>Politicians and activists devoted to deep slashes in …

Why MLK's Dream Took on Poverty and War Along with Racism

When Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech, he did something extraordinary for a speaker mounting a challenge to the existing …

University of California adopts open-access policy for research papers

The University of California (UC)—the biggest public research university in the world, has decided to adopt a university wide open-access policy for …

Why capitalism needs poverty | Greece

<b>No subject is off limits - Redi Tlhabi talks frankly to inspiring and intriguing personalities from across the world.</b><p>We live in a world where extreme poverty is slowly being eradicated while wealth inequality increases.<p>This week on <i>South2North</i> Redi Tlhabi asks if we will see the end of extreme …

Startling Infographics Show NYC’s Massive Income Inequality

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 08.22.13.<p>Time of Publication: 11:30 am. 11:30 am<p>Nickolay Lamm re-imagines what New York …

U.K. government thought destroying Guardian hard drives would stop Snowden stories

In a remarkable post, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger describes how the British government raided the Guardian's offices in order to destroy hard drives containing information provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The British government had been pressuring the Guardian to return or destroy the …

David Miranda, schedule 7 and the danger that all reporters now face

As the events in a Heathrow transit lounge – and the Guardian offices – have shown, the threat to journalism is real and growing<p>In a private viewing cinema in Soho last week I caught myself letting fly with a four-letter expletive at Bill Keller, the former executive editor of the New York Times. …

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The Inequality for All iPhone and iPad app is designed to help concerned citizens take action and stay informed and engaged with our …

The New Socialism: Global Collectivist Society Is Coming Online

Author: Kevin Kelly. Kevin Kelly Culture<p>Date of Publication: 05.22.09.<p>Time of Publication: 12:00 pm. 12:00 pm<p>Wikipedia, Flickr, and Twitter aren't …

Co+op, stronger together

Get ready for game day entertaining with these easy, flavor-packed sandwiches.<p>Avocado Hummus Chicken Sliders<p>Find winning game day articles and …

Region in Italy Reaches 30% Coop Economy

The Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy is one of the richest in Europe, known for its high-end car manufacturing. While Emilia-Romagna is one of …

The Bottom Line: A New Economy

Vince Cable backs Church plans to 'compete' with Wonga

<b>The Business Secretary Vince Cable has backed a plan by the Archbishop of Canterbury to force the online lender Wonga out of business - by competing against it.</b><p>The Most Rev Justin Welby told Wonga boss Errol Damelin the Church would do this by expanding credit unions.<p>These would act as an …

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Free Software Foundation drives fundraising effort for 'fully free' Replicant Android fork

Android variants come in various guises, some liberating, some a bit cheeky, and others, entirely free. Free, as in free to you, <i>and</i> free from any kind of licensing issues -- and Replicant is one such example. The project has been around since 2010, but a new fundraising initiative by the Free …

Ubuntu Edge smartphone announced with $32 million Indiegogo campaign, aims to hit market in May 2014

Ubuntu's plan to merge the desktop computer and mobile device is taking shape today in form of the Edge, which it's aiming to bring to market in May of next year for $830 outright. True to Canonical's community driven roots, the company is turning to crowd-funding to get the device on its feet. …

Judge says yoga does not promote Hinduism in California schools

A judge has refused to block yoga from being taught in a California school district, dismissing a claim by a small group of parents who want to end …

How Yoga Could Help Keep Kids In School

Scientific evidence is mounting daily for what many have long sensed: that practices like mindfulness, meditation, and yoga can help us address certain intractable individual and societal problems. Prominent companies – Google, General Mills, Target, Apple, Nike, AOL, and Procter & Gamble among …

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …

NYC Doctors Are Now Prescribing Fruits And Veggies

Doctors typically give patients prescriptions for medications. But a new program in New York City has doctors prescribing fruits and vegetables to obese or overweight patients.<p>Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley launched the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program …