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LBJ's Great Society and War on Poverty | C-SPAN

August 17, 2014
Robert Woodson and Michael Lind talked about President Lyndon Johnson’s goal of promoting equality and ending poverty with the Civil Rights Act and the Economic Opportunity Act.

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Emerging Market Portfolio Globalization:

  • By Jay Pelosky
July 17, 2014
In 2014 emerging markets have shown remarkable resiliency despite negative news and record foreign investor outflows. Jay Pelosky, founder of J2Z Advisory LLC, suggests the answer lies with financial asset expansion in the emerging economies themselves—or what Pelosky calls “a rising tide of middle-class wealth.”

The Wizard of Jobs:

  • By Daniel Alpert
July 15, 2014
At first glance, the U.S job picture continues to improve with the U.S. economy generating an average of 222,000 new private sector jobs a month in the first half of 2014.  But as Daniel Alpert, a founding member of the World Economic Roundtable, explains in his latest review of America’s job market there is a more sobering reality behind these headline numbers.

Thrown Out of Court | Washington Monthly

  • By
  • Lina Khan,
  • New America Foundation
July 10, 2014 |
How corporations became people you can't sue.

Amazon vs. Hachette Hurts You | USA Today

July 9, 2014
Lina Khan: "Authors, publishers and others from the literary world reacted to Amazon's latest play with alarm, cautioning that its brute exercise of power threatens not only the economic underpinnings of their industry, but also the very quality of books and diversity of ideas. Amazon, meanwhile, has tried to defuse the frenzy of attention, explaining that its tactics are just a routine part of how retailers negotiate with suppliers. (Amazon's) share of the e-book market has (risen), positioning it to leverage that market power against Hachette.
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