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Shareholders, Public Deserve Tax Transparency (WaPo)
Catherine Rampell argues that requiring publicly traded companies to make their tax returns public would cause companies, over time, to invest fewer resources in tax avoidance.
Homeowner Help Remains Elusive in $16.5bn Bank of America Fine (The Guardian)
David Dayen says homeowners shouldn’t count on relief from bank settlements: banks will choose to “pay” as much of the penalty as permitted without helping homeowners.
Injustice in Ferguson, Long Before Michael Brown (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Peter Coy looks at how the frequently racist origins of the St. Louis area’s municipal fragmentation created the inequalities that people in Ferguson are protesting today.
How a Part-Time Pay Penalty Hits Working Mothers (NYT)
Claire Cain Miller looks at a new analysis from Harvard economist Claudia Goldin, which shows that across the board, working fewer hours leads to a lower wage in the same job.
Obama Alums Accused of Selling Out (MSNBC)
Many Democrats are particularly concerned by influential Obama campaign staff working in roles that are not supportive of unions, writes Alex Seitz-Ward.
Low-Paid Jobs Now Pay Even Worse Than Before The Recovery Began (ThinkProgress)
Bryce Covert writes that the worst of the declining wages lie in particular sectors like food service, home and care workers, and retail, which employ many low-wage workers.
New on Next New Deal
Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network National Director Joelle Gamble considers the Network’s nine years of successes, and lays out some of the goals for the year ahead.