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Economic Justice Links


Americans for a Fair Estate Tax - a broad-based non-partisan coalition that advocates reform instead of repeal of the estate tax.

Center for Economic and Policy Research - CEPR was established to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people?s lives. We work to ensure that the citizenry has the information and analysis that allows it to act effectively in the public interest.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - CBPP is a nonpartisan research organization and policy institute that conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs, with an emphasis on those affecting low- and moderate-income people.

The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation (CHPP) - CHPP’s goal is to ensure that heirs' receive and exercise the full rights associated with property ownership.

Children's Defense Fund - The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind® and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Citizens for Tax Justice - A nonpartisan, nonprofit research and advocacy organization dedicated to fair taxation at the federal, state, and local levels.

Economic Policy Institute - The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.

Global Exchange

Industrial Workers of the World - A union for all people.

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy - The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) is a non-profit, non-partisan research and education organization that works on government taxation and spending policy issues.

Left Business Observer - Left Business Observer is an 8-page more-or-less monthly newsletter on economics and politics in the U.S. and the world at large.

National Bureau Of Economic Research
- a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works.

National Center on Poverty Law - A legal and policy research, communications, and advocacy organization that provides national leadership in identifying, developing, and supporting creative and collaborative approaches to achieve social and economic justice for low-income people.

National Coalition for the Homeless - Our mission is to end homelessness. We focus our work in the following 4 areas: housing justice, economic justice, health care justice, and civil rights.

National Committee on Pay Equity - A national membership coalition of over 80 organizations working to eliminate sex- and race-based wage discrimination and to achieve pay equity.

National Economic Development and Law Center - A multi-disciplinary legal and planning resource center whose mission is to contribute to the abilities of low-income persons and communities to realize their full potential.

National Low Income Housing Coalition LIHIS - NLIHC provides up-to-date information, formulates policy, and educates the public on housing needs and the strategies for solutions.

National People's Action - NPA is the tool for neighborhood people to take on corporate America and fat cat Washington Politicians.

National Urban League - The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity and power and civil rights.

OMB Watch - OMB Watch was formed in 1983 to lift the veil of secrecy shrouding the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Palmetto Legal Services - Providing free legal services in civil matters to qualified low income residents of South Carolina Midlands.

Responsible Wealth - Responsible Wealth is a national network of businesspeople, investors and affluent Americans who are concerned about deepening economic inequality and are working for widespread prosperity.

United for a Fair Economy - United for a Fair Economy was founded as a "movement support" organization to provide media capacity, face-to-face economic literacy education, and training resources to organizations and individuals who work to address the widening income and asset gap in our country.

 



Economic Justice
News And Commentary


Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Does Austerity Increase Inflation?



The Real News Network

Dean Baker:  Austerity advocates have been wrong about everything
 
Beat The Press
by Dean Baker



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Farmworkers Fight Wendy’s, the ‘Last Holdout’ on Fair Food


 Michelle Chen: Farmworkers Fight Wendy’s, the ‘Last Holdout’ on Fair Food

An oversized puppet of the Wendy's mascot, provided by the People's Puppets of Occupy Wall Street, took part in silent street theater to convince the fast food giant to sign onto the Fast Food campaign. (Coalition of Immokalee Workers )



Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!: Coalition of Immokalee Workers Targets Wendy's in Fair Food Campaign to Improve Wages, Conditions
 
Real-World Economics Review Blog



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Life Under Contract

Farm Aid:  Life Under Contract

 

"I finally got around to watching "Food, Inc." I was floored to see what poultry producers actually go through. Is this really what's behind the chicken on my plate?"

Farm Aid:  The Crutchfields: Life Under Contract

 

 
OurFuture.org

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News, in a Nutshell presents

"Assaulting Austerity," or: "Why events an ocean away matter to you."



More at http://www.markfiore.com/

 
Reason Magazine Economics



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Why the World Needs a Renaissance of Small Farming

By Colin Tudge, Guardian UK

"The greed for profit is ruining agriculture - and the world - but the trend for local shops and farmers' markets offers real hope."

"We need to turn things round and fast. And we means us, all of us - ordinary Joes, because the governments and corporates who run the world, and their attendant experts and intellectuals, are not going to."

Read at RSN
 
The Hometown Advantage - Reviving Locally Owned Business


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'We Are The 99 Percent'


Tom Morello, Serj Tankian & Tim McIlrath Sing Occupy Anthem (2012)

"WE ARE THE 99%" Go HERE to get song FREE: http://t.co/gu83zKk1
Also download here: http://emailunlock.com/tom-morello/we-are-the-99

 
Truthout - labor


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Bruce Springsteen's Angry Patriotism

By Fiachra Gibbons, Guardian UK

"The Boss explains why there is a critical, questioning and angry patriotism at the heart of his new album, Wrecking Ball."

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CEPR.net



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Restore Teacher Salaries

By Patrick Hayes

To be delivered to: The South Carolina State House and The South Carolina State Senate

Use returning revenues to honor our state's commitment to its teachers and fully fund our schools.

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EPI President Lawrence Mishel debunks conservative economic myths



This week and last week, EPI President Lawrence Mishel was razor sharp, poking holes in various aspects of conservative economic mythology.

The United States is not becoming an “entitlement society.”

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All Those Damn Kids Have Cell Phones Though, Don’t They?


Josie Raymond: From Bad to Worse: A History of the U.S. Poverty Rate

"The new poverty statistics released this week by the Census Bureau are bad — 43.6 million Americans are officially in poverty and tens of millions more are on the cusp — but not worse than what was expected. However, that's still the largest number of poor people in the United States in the 51 years that records have been kept. So there are more of us worse off, but as a nation, are we worse off than ever? Let's look at the ups and downs of the poverty rate since it debuted in 1959 to this week's results."
 
 

Matt Amaral: All Those Damn Kids Have Cell Phones Though, Don’t They?

"Contrary to popular opinion, all these damn kids don’t have cell phones, computers, printers, or anything. But yes, most of them have refrigerators—those poor bastards."
 
 
Dan Morgan: Remembering Poverty Before the Safety Net
 
Business on HuffingtonPost.com



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Bank Locally



Stacy Mitchell: How State Banks Bring the Money Home
 
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