Are you struggling to get by on a mere $15 or $20 million? If so, my colleague Chuck Collins has good news for you: Congress is looking out for you and your heirs.

Meanwhile, Jill Richardson shares a New Year’s resolution: to tell men directly when  they’re acting inappropriately. And Khalil Bendib illustrates the hurricane blowing away the powerful men who’ve been caught to date.

Also this week, Jim Hightower shares the plight of the immigrant farmworkers who put food on America’s tables.

Finally, Carla Santos Skandier reports on General Electric’s decision to cut an astounding 12,000 jobs from its power division — a consequence, she explains, of the company’s denial of reality about fossil fuels and renewable energy. When companies deny climate science, workers pay the price.

I hope you had a happy holiday season and are looking forward to a happy new year.

This will be our last package of 2017, an exhausting year if there ever was one. We’ll be taking an extra week to rest up and get organized for 2018, so our next package will run on January 10, 2018. 

Thanks for reading!

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  1. Help For Struggling Millionaires Is On the Way / Chuck Collins
    If you’re struggling to get by on $20 million, the GOP is looking out for you and your heirs.
  2. When Companies Deny Climate Science, Their Workers Pay / Carla Santos Skandier
    General Electric doubled down on coal. Now, 12,000 workers are paying the price.
  3. A New Year’s Resolution: Time to Speak Up / Jill Richardson
    When men make me feel uncomfortable, I’m going to tell them. It’s their job to listen.
  4. America’s Farmworkers Face Poverty, Neglect, and Now Deportation / Jim Hightower
    Up to 70 percent of the people who put food on America’s tables may be undocumented.
  5. Hurricane #MeToo / Khalil Bendib
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