Using Census data, Business Insider figured out that half of the United States population is clustered in just the 146 biggest counties out of over 3000. Link includes county names. h/t @shitchartssay

Using Census data, Business Insider figured out that half of the United States population is clustered in just the 146 biggest counties out of over 3000. Link includes county names. h/t @shitchartssay

But even if the two sides were equal, billionaires squaring off against each other isn’t remotely a democracy. When billionaires supplant political parties, candidates are beholden directly to the billionaires. And if and when those candidates win election, the billionaires will be completely in charge.

Robert Reich at The Baltimore Sun. Slouching toward oligarchy [Commentary]

The country’s billionaires are even more in charge today now that candidates look directly to them for funding




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Maybe the Working America initiative can put somebody in office.

tanya77:

ECON 1

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[G]overnment and corporate officials are so wedded to fossil fuel profits — or to the political advantages that derive from controlling oil’s flow — that they are quite incapable of overcoming their craving for ever greater levels of production.

Michael Klare at Tom DispatchCarbon Delirium 

The Last Stage of Fossil-Fuel Addiction and Its Hazardous Impact on American Foreign Policy 

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workingamerica:

Another piece of evidence that it’s time to Raise The Minimum Wage.
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How could it be?

workingamerica:

Another piece of evidence that it’s time to Raise The Minimum Wage.

Add your name: http://bitly.com/MSj0ho http://ift.tt/1kx39ku

How could it be?

maptitude1:

This map shows the sizes of US cities’ economies and compares them to countries with similarly sized economies. 

Neat!

maptitude1:

This map shows the sizes of US cities’ economies and compares them to countries with similarly sized economies. 

Neat!

rubenfeld:

sesamestreet:

We made a joke. You re-blogged like crazy. So we made this video. Share it maybe.

Sesame Street has won the Internet.

Okay.

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