fix articles 15413, consumer
Consumer Bank and Credit Card Rule Under Threat (tags)
On Thursday, Members of Congress took aim at a new banking and lending rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Consumer Bureau Escapes Congress Action to Remove Prepaid Rule (tags)
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) escaped a May 11th deadline for Congress to void a rule designed to give prepaid card users similar protections as debit card users.
An Uncertain Future for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (tags)
The future of a federal consumer watchdog agency is uncertain amidst pledges to reduce the agency.
Consumer Protection Bureau Unveils New "Payday" Lending Rules (tags)
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau releases new rules governing "payday" lending - high interest loans that impact low-income communities.
Senate Defeats Anti-Consumer Trade Bill Fast Track Authority (tags)
US Economy: Troubled or All's Well? (tags)
Unconditional Basic Income is not a Wrong Way: Book Review (tags)
Every step at preventing poverty is also a step at strengthening consumer demand. Steps toward basic income can achieve that change of distribution demanded in the book.
Obama's Transfer Of The Public's Equity To The 1% (tags)
So they steal your house and will now rent it back to you at outrageous artificially inflated rent while still taking 50% of your deflated income to earn a profit margin off what used to be your equity.
Holiday Season Hypocrisy (tags)
Problems In the US Economy (tags)
We can propel our economy out of recession and quite easily. It is unfortunate all the doom and gloom in the media about the greatest economy ever created in the history of mankind. The US economy will soon surpass 20 Trillion Dollars per year,
The Great American Paper Boycott Guide Lines. (tags)
Join The Great American Paper Boycott.
Obama's New Consumer Watchdog (tags)
consumer interests won't be much helped
Culture of Profit (tags)
The 2010 Worldwatch Report was compiled by 60 scholars. "To avoid collapse, nothing less is urged than a revolution of the dominant cultural model, the replacement of our consumer culture with a model of sustainable prosperity."
Bogus Washington-Proposed Financial Reform (tags)
banker, not people reform
Support the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (tags)
Support the Consumer Financial Protection Agency! Please sign these petitions ASAP and please share these links with people you think will be interested! Thank you!
The Dominance of the Financial Sector is a Mortal Danger (tags)
"This huge wealth transfer from the `real' economy to the world of finance has also created a vicious cycle of credit dependency.."
Dave Lindorff: Kiss the Banks Goodbye and Refocus on Rebuilding the American People (tags)
"The point here is that if people aren't willing to spend money, then what good is it to give more money to banks and their shareholders, in hopes that they will start lending it?.."
The Limits of the US as Teacher (tags)
"Ivan average consumer supports the new self-confident policy of the Kremlin and hardly worries about democracy and human rights. The West must free itself from the illusion its own values can be forced on countries. The change must come from within."
GOVERNOR PROPOSES RECKLESS CUTS TO PROGRAMS THAT DELIVER PROVEN RESULTS TO VETERANS (tags)
On Veterans Day, (Tuesday November 11th) disabled veterans and the workers who provide their home care will rally to demand Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers protect efficient programs that provide proven results to taxpayers—like the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program.
America in Decline: Richard Sennett (tags)
In the race to the bottom, the worship of profit and the self-healing market, education, retraining workers, social mobility and intercultural learning fall by the wayside. School districts spend 600 times more for sports than for natural sciences. The US imports engineers and programmers.
Robert Reich's "Super-Capitalism: How the Economy Undermines Democracy" (tags)
When everyone talks about stocks and consumption, what happens to social responsibility and public welfare? We suffer under a schizophrenia. The consumer in us opposes the worker. Businesses cannot be socially-responsible because they serve only one goal-maximization of profit.
The Great Plastic Meltdown (tags)
The real estate crisis turned out more serious than the bank's risk divisions estimated. The prices for new homes fell twelve percent in December 2007. The assets of private households shriveled two trillion dollars within a year.
Interview with Kurt Richebacher (tags)
"The dangers that loom on the currency front are immense. The US trade deficit and the accumulated foreign indebtedness have reached a scale that defies any possible action by central banks." Dr. Richebacher is a former economist of the Dresden Bank.
Stop Your Engines! (and leave em at home!) (tags)
Also if gasoline prices are lower,then this will have an effect on lowering prices across the board on a lot of consumer goods and services because the transportation costs re gasoline,are lower as a result.
Ag Industry Threatened by Animal Rights (tags)
As both the law and Big Ag respond to consumer pressures for humane treatment of animals, agriculture representatives fear a slippery slope that could lead to an end of their business as they know it, adding a meaningful wrinkle to the debate between so-called new welfarists and abolitionists, who ought to be teaming up in a full-court press on the industry (keeping them on the defense) rather than wasting time and efforts criticizing each other.
Metal In your Food, Metal In Your Drugs (tags)
Making the population more responsive to the radiant arsenal....
Fair Trade for who? (tags)
by Steve Leighton A counter view to the Fair Trade Debate
Right/Left Complicit in Perpetuation of War (tags)
How? Never exposing the reigning bigoted assumptions of the privileged and resulting meta policies against we, the "stupid" masses, for one. Article quotes from Noam Chomsky and the little known Christopher Simpson, author of Science of Coercion.
Protest Telecom Rip-offs (tags)
CPUC Decision Leaves Consumers Unprotected, Community Representatives To Protest Upcoming Vote
Buy Nothing Day ~ TARGET WAL-MART (tags)
The Buy Nothing Day holiday (BND) has caught on somewhat and may very well be one of the best vehicles we have in terms of getting to a healthier, happier, saner, sustainable way of life. With that in mind the following is a collection of ideas about what we can do to make BND more effective by bringing it to America's largest corporate retailer known as WalMart. If you are down with these ideas (and want to make them more effective) please repost and forward this article by email and/or conventional post.
Consumer Shock at the Pump (tags)
Life was disrupted when the world faced the first oil price crisis in the winter of 1973. People in the southern US are experiencing this today.. Around a quarter of US production was lost through the hurricane.
Richard Berman (tags)
Richard Berman claims to help the average consumer. In fact, he works for corporate America.
BS ALERT (tags)
The Center For Consumer Freedom have several websites (ActivistCash.com, BMIscale.com, NeoProhibition.com etc..) and runs commercials to inform and protect us from "the growing fraternity of food cops, health care enforcers, militant activists, meddling bureaucrats, and violent radicals" but are in fact a fake front for corporate America and FOX news that want us to buy their products (oh and die from diabetes, cancer, heart disease and liver failure.)
Corruption in "Good Ol" North Carolina? (tags)
Is there a “Good Ol Boy” Network in North Carolina?
EXPOSED - Center for Consumer Freedom (tags)
The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) (formerly called the "Guest Choice Network") is a front group for the restaurant, alcohol and tobacco industries. It runs media campaigns which oppose the efforts of scientists, doctors, health advocates, environmentalists and groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving, calling them "the Nanny Culture -- the growing fraternity of food cops, health care enforcers, anti-meat activists, and meddling bureaucrats who 'know what's best for you.
Buy Nothing Day ~ TARGET WAL-MART (tags)
Ideas about how to impede conspicuous consumption.
Too good to be true: Look out for quick-cash jobs [USC Student Newspaper Article] (tags)
Students who stumble upon "dream" jobs such as envelope stuffing or knife selling, often end up with lost time and money.
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS - ALERTS PUBLIC TO KIDS RING RECALL! (tags)
CHILDREN'S RING RECALL - CONTAINS LEAD!
Bill for Confiscation (tags)
Bill for Confiscation of Firearms H.R.2403
Arnie Schmoozed with Ken Lay while CA Suffered (tags)
While Californians suffered through the rigged blackouts -rigged by Enron and other vulture corporations - where was Arnie? He was scmoozing with Ken Lay and could hardly have given a damn!
Students Stand up to Summer Work Company (tags)
National group of students rally against unethical business practices of summer work company.
GM Frankenfood Allergies (tags)
"It is so widespread that to combat consumer awareness , schools have been allowed to prescribe medications for children that TEACHERS claim to be ADHD. The medical societies and pharmaceuticals pushed this legislation into effect to guarantee that the allergies will not be discovered..."
Caught in Consumerism (tags)
"Consumers ultimately copy the advertising, competition and achievement society produced by politics and the media and see no possibilities for exodus from this money- and success pressure..In Karl Polanyi's words, the market society is totalitarian."
Bush has put the White House Up for Sale! (tags)
So far, donors have given Bush: $ 49,225,000
An Anti-Commercial Manifesto (tags)
"Consumo ergo sum" - I consume therefore I am. Advertising confirms that the possession and use of goods brings happiness. The more goods are produced and consumed, the more happiness..Millions who hunger for feelings are fed..consumer products.."
Radio frequency (RF) identification chips coming--and SOON (tags)
From the--TopangaPeaceAlliance-- listserve
Toward Drug Legalization (tags)
From Narco News Bulletin. A Conversation with Gustavo de Grieff. Translated from the Spanish. Por Esto! November 14, 2002
How Revolution Can Overturn Consumer Society (tags)
The following was written by political economist Raymond Lotta -- as part of a longer analysis of "Socialist Planning vs. Market Socialism." It was posted as part of the debate over revolutionary strategy in the General Discussion forum of http://2changetheworld.info
The "Kosher Nostra Scam" on the American Consumer (tags)
The "Kosher Nostra" protection racket is costing the American consumer millions of dollars every year. Only public education will stop this swindle on unsuspecting buyers of food and kitchen products.
Institute for Public Accuracy: Behind the Enron Collapse (tags)
IPA provides comments by Doug Heller, Consumer advocate with the Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights; Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research; Tyson Slocum, Research director of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program.
Edison Bailout Blocked by Federal Court of Appeals (tags)
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit this morning temporarily stayed the secret bailout deal signed by Southern California Edison and The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) four weeks ago today. That deal would force ratepayers to pay between $3.3 and $4.9 billion to Edison. The emergency stay allows attorneys for The Utility Reform Network to argue its case against the bailout settlement before the U.S. District Court.
Shop Everyday As If It Were Your Last Shopping Day, America! (tags)
Economists, in an effort to curb a recession which some are calling inevitable, have urged that the American public–those still with jobs anyway–go back to their daily routines and reengage in normal consumer behavior....
call to : WHIRL-MART ANTISHOPPING !ART/ACTION?....JUNE 3! (tags)
On April 1, 2001, breathingplanet.net successfully activated its first action-performance, Whirl-Mart. It was a silent march winding through the aisles of Wal-Mart in Troy, NY, that was symbolic of the group's opposition to violent capitalist values. It was not necessarily a protest against Wal-Mart. Now breathingplanet.net is calling for simultaneous Whirl-Mart action-performances across the country and/or globe on Sunday June 3 and the first Sunday of every month following.