This week in OtherWords, Jill Richardson explains why the use of flame retardants in tents, furniture, and countless other products probably hurts more consumers than it saves and Jim Hightower weighs in on Burger King’s plans to exile itself (for tax purposes only) to Canada.

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  1. Golden Weapons of Destruction Take Aim at El Salvador / John Cavanagh and Robin Broad
    Why do companies have the right to sue countries over environmental protection measures?
  2. Staving Off Traffic Jams Along the Information Super-Highway / Timothy Karr
    Every major consumer group, a nationwide coalition of mayors, and thousands of startups and small businesses have joined millions of people in urging the FCC to save Net Neutrality.
  3. Against the Wind / Todd Larsen
    Maryland faces the same energy choices as the nation overall.
  4. Playing Toxic Whack-a-Mole / Jill Richardson
    Flame retardants in everything from couch cushions to tents may be poisoning us all for no good reason.
  5. Do You Want Some Hogwash with That Burger? / Jim Hightower
    A sneaky tax dodge is driving the Burger King-Tim Hortons merger.
  6. Taming Modern Monopolies / Sam Pizzigati
    We need to expand the struggle against privatizers.
  7. The King of Tax Dodging / Khalil Bendib cartoon

    The King of Tax Dodging, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    The King of Tax Dodging, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

 

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Emily Schwartz Greco

Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org @ESGreco

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