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Reader Comments: Kidnapping Immigrants; Railroad Workers and Railroad Profits; Religion; Ukraine War; Sweden; My Revolutionary Inspiration, Barbara Ehrenreich; New Book: Frank Emspak, Troublemaker; The Worker-Led Upsurge: Amazon and Starbucks; more

Railroad Companies Almost Inflicted an Economic Disaster on the U.S.

Terri Gerstein and Jenny Hunter Slate
All because they chose profits over humane working policies. What this fight is really about: the persistent difficulty some large corporations have in understanding that their workers are human beings, and not just one more piece of machinery.

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The Photographs of the Border

Aviva Chomsky The Nation
In More Than a Wall / Más que un Muro, labor journalist David Bacon offers a politically rich, bilingual compilation of photographs and oral histories. Corporations know no borders, while they rely on the US-Mexico border to keep wages low...

The Corporate Narrative on Inflation Is Bogus

Chuck Idelson Common Dreams
To challenge the GOP and corporate media narrative on inflation, start with exposing the underreported causes, identifying those exploiting rising prices, describing why the conservative fix of jacking up interest rates will cause far worse pain

We Need Microchips, but Not Crony Capitalism

Bernie Sanders Guardian
If private companies are going to benefit from taxpayer subsidies, the financial gains made by these companies must be shared with the American people.
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