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Wall Street’s Taxpayer Scam: How Local Governments Get Fleeced — and So Do You (Salon)
Elias Isquith interviews Roosevelt Institute Fellow Saqib Bhatti about his new report on how governments can push back against Wall Street’s predatory deals.
Food Pantries Stretched to Breaking Point by Food Stamp Cuts (AJAM)
Ned Resnikoff reports on the crisis facing food pantries in NYC, where one-third of food banks and soup kitchens had to turn people away in September.
Corporate America Is Using the Sharing Economy to Turn Us Into Temps (TNR)
Noam Scheiber says the sharing economy’s expansion into temp work is part of a trend of workforce restructuring from hiring staff for peak loads to hiring the absolute minimum.
This Is the Next Big Fight Between Progressives and the Wall Street Dems (The Nation)
Senator Warren and others are protesting the nomination of Antonio Weiss to a major role in Treasury, citing his work on tax-avoiding practices like corporate inversions, writes Zoë Carpenter.
Let Old Labor Die (In These Times)
Jeremy Gantz reviews Tom Geoghegan’s new book, which prescribes new models of labor organizing that are more democratic, outside of the bounds of the National Labor Relations Board.
New on Next New Deal
Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network Senior Fellow for Economic Development Brit Byrd says growing preferences for artisanal products cannot be allowed to erase the importance of wage labor in our economy.