This week in OtherWords, Sarah Anderson relays how taxpayers are subsidizing the CEOs of huge fast food companies, Sam Pizzigati sums up the Pope’s economic concerns, and Jill Richardson explains why holiday giving doesn’t require consumerism. Donald Kaul is still taking a break.
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- Exposing Secret Trade Pacts / Ron Carver
These deals endanger our democracy.
- The Fake Debt Crisis / Martha Burk
The latest standoff may trigger a new round of cuts to programs low-income Americans depend on most.
- Fast Food Giants Gorge on Subsidies / Sarah Anderson
Thanks to a loophole that subsidizes CEO pay, McDonald’s, Yum Brands, Wendy’s, Burger King, Domino’s, and Dunkin’ Brands trimmed $64 million from their tax bills in 2011 and 2012.
- Thou Shalt Not Tolerate Inequality / Sam Pizzigati
By rejecting a “deified Market,” Pope Francis is protecting our societies — and souls.
- Celebrating the Season without Worshipping Consumerism / Jill Richardson
You can be a Scrooge when it comes to holiday shopping and still be generous.
- Coke’s Ploy to Drain Your Wallet When You Dine Out / Jim Hightower
Hypocrisy is now the official rocket fuel or corporate profits.
- Just Say No to the Drug War / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
This boondoggle won’t die quickly or quietly.
- Pope Francis Riles Wall Street / Khalil Bendib