This week in OtherWords, Jill Richardson applauds a comedian’s take on Pom Wonderful’s deceptive marketing ploys and Jim Hightower tells the story of the latest runaway CEO pay poster child.

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  1. The Common Sense Tax / Robert Weissman
    A speculation tax is highly progressive, has huge revenue potential, and could curb Wall Street recklessness.
  2. Close Loopholes, Fix Potholes / Scott Klinger
    If Washington closes offshore tax loopholes, we can fix many of our infrastructure problems and create new jobs.
  3. Backsliding on Educational Equality / Brianna Montague
    The United States still has a segregation problem.
  4. Happy Times in Hedge Fund America / Sam Pizzigati
    But the rest of us have less reason to be humming along.
  5. Wonderfully Deceptive Superfood Marketing / Jill Richardson
    Pom Wonderful made such outlandish claims that the Federal Trade Commission stepped in and told them to cut it out.
  6. Rowing Hard against the Tide Can’t Get You There from Here / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    Reproductive rights foes are winning plenty of battles but losing the war over American opinion.
  7. Psssst, Wanna Buy My Corporation? / Jim Hightower
    A lucrative provision in CEO contracts encourages corporate chieftains to sidle up to their competitors.
  8. Navigating Back to Segregation / Khalil Bendib cartoon

    Navigating Back to Segregation, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    Navigating Back to Segregation, 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. @ESGreco

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