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How expensive fast food can explain rising economic equality

Jan 17, 2024
Fast food workers' wages are up as much as 30% since 2020. That has had real costs for businesses, but real benefits for society.
In the fast food sector, where many workers in the bottom 10% of the income distribution are employed, wages went up by 5.7% when adjusted for inflation between 2020 and 2022, says Eric Levitz of Vox.
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How socialism became the talk of the midterms

Sep 11, 2018
The term has re-entered politics in America, but it means different things to different people.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks to supporters after winning the Vermont primary on Super Tuesday on March 1, 2016, in Essex Junction, Vermont.
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A bad mix for Venezuela: oil and Chavez

Apr 12, 2016
The socialist president used oil revenue to buy support for his regime and now the country is suffering for it
Another barrio mural of Chavez. 
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Venezuela's opposition party gains power

Dec 7, 2015
The opposition party is now the majority in Venezuela.

Explaining "democratic socialism"

Nov 18, 2015
On Thursday, Senator Sanders plans a major speech on his economic philosophy.