January 12, 2015

We Kept Burger King’s Tax Dodger Out of a High-Level Treasury Job!

President Obama had previously nominated investment banker Antonio Weiss to the serve in the third-highest job within the U.S. Treasury Department. This troubled many, as Weiss is the investment banker who advised Burger King on their tax-dodging purchase of Canadian chain Tim Horton’s. But opposition from the public, from Senators, and from the over 20,000… Read more »

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January 9, 2015

America Would Spend Less if College Was Free

The federal government could take the $69 billion it currently spends to subsidize the cost of college through grants, tax breaks, and work-study funds and instead cover tuition at all public colleges, which came to $62.6 billion in 2012, the most recent data. (The government spends another $197.4 billion on student loans.) That would give… Read more »

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January 8, 2015

Bill Nye Dispels Poverty Myths

People perceive that the U.S. spends a lot on foreign aid. That’s not true. It’s less than a penny. It’s 0.8% of the federal budget. You can’t even cut a coin small enough to represent how much money is spent on foreign aid. It’s not that much… Now this idea that wars or natural disasters;… Read more »

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January 8, 2015

Back By Popular Demand: Our Democracy T-Shirt!

In 2014, we made a shirt that read “Democracy is a great idea. America should try it.” We launched a campaign on Teespring to sell the shirts to help cover Other98.org’s operating costs in 2015, and over 600 of you nabbed one. The shirts were only available for a short time period. But enough of you… Read more »

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