Creating Value While Boosting the Economy | The Real Ratigan

The entire premise of any economic system no matter what it may be is to connect the work of people, tools, and enterprise, to the creation of valuable, and value, for other people in society. Work and investment is intended to correlate to the creation of value for other people. That means the things…

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Guests and Topics for Tuesday February 28, 2012

Bill de Blasio, Dave Walker, and the Megapanel all turn their eyes on the Michigan and Arizona primaries, as well as corporate spending in elections. How will this impact a system that is meant to operate on fairness? Is it possible to earn money and contribute social good still?

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The Lost Generation: How America’s Youth Are Being Left Behind

A new PEW research poll reveals that 40% of Americans acknowledge it is our young people who are bearing the brunt of our economic failings. They are, after all, going to be around the longest to deal with the wake of the collapse. Is the promise of higher education being served in a just way to our floundering generation of young people?

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Veni, Vidi, “V.I.C.I.” Code

The green curtain of money has a stranglehold on Washington, D.C. We are witnessing the fall of an electoral system that promised its power to the people, for the people, and is reneging on that promise with each passing day. They are not living by a code of honor and trust, or as we call it: the “V.I.C.I.” code.

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Who Are You Calling a Greedy Bastard?

Our political system is being sold at auction. Legislative policy and regulation is being catered to the highest bidder, and we are witnessing the greatest exodus of wealth and production from our shores in the history of the United States. In short, we are a nation being controlled by Greedy Bastards. But what is a Greedy Bastard?

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U.S. Jobs Machine Needs a Tune-Up

The White House announced a new jobs initiative today that will create 180,000 youth employment positions during the summer. This is a good start, but what is holding back the U.S. economy from a full recovery?

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The Fight to End Corporate Personhood Comes to NYC

New York has taken a stand in the fight against corporate personhood; will they be the last that pledges to reverse Citizens’ United? Follow as the New York City Council votes on Resolution 1172 to oppose the decision.

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Paradise Lost: The Garden of Democracy

Author Nick Hanauer doesn’t believe that capitalism is inherently bad, but rather that it is an essential part of a larger ecosystem that we haven’t yet figured out. “Job creators” is constantly used when talking about the economy, but what does that really matter? And are they really solely responsible for spurring our economy on?

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