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Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much
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Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much

BY GARY EDMONDSON Monday is the last day for Americans to submit their income taxes: write that check or daydream about that refund. One year in, what has been the effect of Greed’s Own Party’s tax breaks for the rich? “The GOP tax scam gives ‘eye-popping’ payouts to CEOs, and workers pick up larger share of…

Privacy Will Belong To A New Top 1%
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Privacy Will Belong To A New Top 1%

BY FROMA HARROP Why did Jeff Bezos, founder of tech giant Amazon, send gushy texts to his paramour, it appears, without using encryption? Why did he even take selfies of an intimate nature? There are more whys to come, but these two are related to questions of privacy, which, we are told, is dead. Shouldn’t…

The Star-Crossed Romance Between Amazon And NYC
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The Star-Crossed Romance Between Amazon And NYC

BY FROMA HARROP So Amazon chose Valentine’s Day to announce its breakup with New York City. No, it will not build a new headquarters in Queens as planned. Who is to blame for the split, the tech behemoth or grouchy New Yorkers? If one must choose, I’d say Amazon. Amazon seemed shocked that the masses…

Can Corporations Keep Suckering The People?
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Can Corporations Keep Suckering The People?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER A photograph ran in newspapers throughout the U.S. last June portraying three guys in suits and ties shoveling dirt. The three were Donald Trump, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Terry Gou, the chairman of Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics conglomerate. They were in a vacant lot in Mount Pleasant, WI, doing a PR…

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