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Economic Justice

Blog: The Danger of Losing the Middle Class

Jul 15, 2011 | By Samuel Fubara, NETWORK Intern

The American middle class is fast being relegated to the political background by big businesses. Read more

Executive Pay- About to be a Secret?

Jul 14, 2011 | By Page May

Executive pay has exploded in recent history. Today, corporate executives make up three-fifths of the richest 0.1 percent of U.S. earners! Recent activity in Congress is pushing to repeal requirements for companies to disclose executive pay as well as the new rules that would require the disclosure of executive to median worker compensation ratios.

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Blog: I Want to Respect Our Leaders

Jul 13, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Yesterday I wrote a letter to members of the House and members of the Senate expressing concern about the tremendous perils facing our nation as administration and congressional leaders continue to struggle (or play political games) with the full faith and trust in our nation.  Read more

Paper Petition Option

Jul 13, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

Get your group to sign a paper version of our petition to President Obama, calling for a White House Summit on the wealth gap.

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Have you signed it?

Jul 13, 2011 | By Page May

Please sign our petition to President Obama, calling for a White House Summit on the wealth gap. We want to deliver this petition to the White House in July, with at least 10,000 signatures.

We believe the growing wealth gap is a crisis that needs White House attention. We need your help to make this happen!

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11 Things the Richest US Households Can Buy That You Can't

Jul 12, 2011 | By Page May

From United for a Fair Economy-

The 400 wealthiest families in the U.S. aren’t just filthy rich, they are downright dirty. Collectively, these households own $1.37 trillion dollars; a number so high that it’s nearly impossible to comprehend. Here are 11 shocking things $1.37 trillion can buy that you can’t:

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Taxes- What do you think?

Jul 12, 2011 | By Page May

We all can appreciate that tax policy is complicated. Here at NETWORK, we must constantly re-evaluate and relect on our stance. Moving forward requires new ideas and hearing from multiple perspectives- So we'd like to hear from you!

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Measure More than GDP!

Jul 11, 2011 | By Shannon Hughes

What if we cared enough about our wellness as people to run statistics about it on a ticker in Times Square? In the Philippines, governors compete for prestige by reporting on and their economic accomplishments, but also their people's rank according to  the United Nations' Human Development Index. Government in the US, however, doesn't officially use this data, instead focusing on stock prices and the GDP to tell us something about the success of our country.

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Tax Infographic

Jul 11, 2011 | By Page May

 

Check out the rest of this great infographic by clicking this link.

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All about taxes! Three new resources!

Jul 11, 2011 | By Page May

Here at NETWORK, we’ve been talking a lot about taxes lately: why are they important, where does our nation stand in terms of tax policy, and what are we advocating for? It’s a confusing, number-heavy, and sometimes dry subject but, without a doubt, it is an essential conversation to be having!

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