The 99% Economy

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The 99% Economy

Move Your Money

Put your money where your mouth is - literally - and show the corporate banks that crashed our economy with their reckless behavior that you're not happy with them or their services. Move your money to a local credit union or independent community bank instead. November 5th is Bank Transfer Day: http://www.facebook.com/Nov.Fifth For more info and resources about moving your money, check out: http://moveyourmoneyproject.org/ ...more »

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End Tax Haven Abuse

Tax dodging deprives our nation of revenue needed to maintain and modernize the infrastructure and services underpinning a strong economy. An estimated $37-60 billion or more in tax revenue is lost every year to tax havens. Our economic progress is undermined when companies are rewarded for financial manipulation rather than innovation and productive investment. Responsible businesses and banks are hurt when other firms ...more »

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Reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act

The Glass-Steagall Act was a Depression-era law that required the separation of commercial and investment banks, among other provisions. Many people believe that it's no coincidence that the economy collapsed within 10 years of its repeal.

 

Do you think that reinstating Glass-Steagall would be an effective step towards financial reform and greater economic stability?

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Cap Executive Compensation

In the 50's and 60's, the average CEO made approximately 40 times more than the average worker. Today, the figure is closer to 44 times.

 

By capping CEO pay at 40 times the amount paid to their average worker, we could reduce income inequality in the US and encourage CEOs to raise the salaries of their workers as well as their own.

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Occupy the Food System

In the Food Movement we re-learn and re-invent ways of farming, cooking and eating. In doing so, we put back in the social, economic and cultural values robbed by the industrial food system. But if the community gardens, CSAs, farm-to-school programs and sustainable family farms in the Food Movement are so great why isn't everyone doing it? The simple answer is, because the rules and institutions governing our food ...more »

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