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Fighting Corporate Inversion at the City Level (Next City)
Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network National Director Joelle Gamble argues for linking tax exemptions to local stakeholder governance on corporate boards to increase corporations’ ties to their communities.
Guards Need Job Security of Their Own, Say Apple Store Protesters (In These Times)
Julia Carrie Wong reports on a union protest last week that aimed to garner public attention around Apple’s use of subcontracted security guards who receive low wages and few, if any, benefits.
The Education Department’s Problematic Billion-Dollar Partnership With Debt Collection Agencies (Buzzfeed)
The structure of the Education Department’s contracts with debt collectors encourages abuse by paying less for services like income-based repayment plans, writes Molly Hensley-Clancy.
The Huge, Regressive Tax Break Right Under Your Roof (TNR)
Danny Vinik looks at a new study on the costs of homeowner tax deductions, which he says subsidize bigger houses and more debt instead of encouraging lower- and middle-income home ownership.
Three Ways That Politicians are Storing Up Disaster for Pensioners (AJAM)
David Cay Johnston explains smoothing, spiking, and starving, three strategies that ensure pensions will be underfunded and create disaster for retirees and taxpayers alike.
The Class War in American Politics is Over. The Rich Won. (Vox)
Nick Carnes, using examples from his book White Collar Government, explains how the wealthiest Americans’ control of the political system impacts policy outcomes.
Unemployment Trickles Down to Poorer Workers, Study Finds (WSJ)
When higher-skilled workers take low-skill jobs, the trickle-down effects exasperate inequality, reports Pedro da Costa, according to new research from economists in Barcelona.