Dirty Money by Matthew Benns - This book reveals that the real dirt lies in the boardrooms of some of Australia's biggest companies. Overseas, Australians like to boast of their green credentials but it is our mining companies who are representing a very different side of Australia to the world. CSPB, part of Wesfarmers buys phosphate from Western Sahara. Exiles claim Australian money is being used to support an oppressive regime and maintain an illegal Moroccan occupation.
Profits of Doom: How vulture capitalism is swallowing the world - Vulture capitalism has seen the corporation become more powerful than the state, and yet its work is often done by stealth, supported by political and media elites. The result is privatised wars and outsourced detention centres, mining companies pillaging precious land in developing countries and struggling nations invaded by NGOs and the corporate dollar.
As a lawsuit against a local McDonald's franchise gains national attention, federal authorities are investigating the company's practice of forcing employees to be paid only by debit cards that come with an assortment of fees. The class action lawsuit filed in Luzerne County Court on behalf a Dallas Twp. woman who quit her job in Shavertown after the company issued her a debit card as pay and refused to pay her by check or direct deposit. ~ Times-Tribune, June 2013
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future - “more” is no longer synonymous with “better”—indeed, for many of us, they have become almost opposites. McKibben puts forward a new way to think about the things we buy.... Our purchases, he says, need not be at odds with the things we truly value.... we need to move beyond “growth” as the ... economic ideal and pursue prosperity in a more local direction...
Billionaire brothers to spend $899m to help Republicans win 2016 election
When the interest owed on money rises in relation with the amount of currency issued, you have an ever increasing debt vacuum that can never be repaid. This is called a pyramid scheme; run by the private corporation known as the Federal Reserve.