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Private Health Exchanges : Turning Care for the Sick into Profit

First Retirement, Next Stop Healthcare!

Brought to You by the Firms and Banks that Brought Us The Great Recession!

By Stephen Holmes

One of the biggest changes in worker benefits over the last 30 years has been the shift from defined benefit retirement plans (i.e. pensions) to defined contribution retirement plans (IRAs). This shift was sold to workers as a way to give them more control over their finances. Funds that had previously been allocated to company retirement plans would be given directly to employees who could invest the money themselves -  instead of entrusting them to a pension fund manager.

Everything Old is New Again, Part 1

As the Pilgrims predated the Founding Fathers, so did the consumer precede the occupier.

Daniel Church interviews the first occupiers : those who camp out to score 20-30% off and grab BOGO deals on Black Friday. Church gets up close and personal, asking these loyal American consumers how – and why - they dedicate their time and effort to securing such bargains. A topic worthy of exploration. Counterpunch

Be Like Water : Occupy Sandy

Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water...Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
Bruce Lee

Human suffering, created by a killer storm,  renders political bickering and horse-race elections meaningless, pushing the endless commentaries and political prevarications of shape-shifters and chronic bullshit artists like Ann Coulter far off the radar. Exposing their innate meanness and signifying an impending loss of relevance in light of  mass mobilization and support for Sandy's victims. NY Times

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