This is for GENERAL READING AND EDUCATION...to both help folks get up to speed on the issues, or to store reference writings/data/documentation for the issues/visioning/policy groups to refer to in their posts.

Info and News about Money, Politics, Corruption, Corporations, Housing, (Un)employment, and the Economy

"Anonymous" Inspiration
http://www.whatis-theplan.org/

Charts/Numbers Framing "the Issue"
http://www.businessinsider.com/what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about-2011-10?op=1

This is the face of the 99%
http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com

Chart of the Day: These are the 47 Percent
Brian Beutler
Talking Points Memo
10/14/11
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/10/chart-of-the-day-these-are-the-47-percent.php

Could This Time Have Been Different?
Ezra Klein
Washington Post
10/8/2011
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/could-this-time-have-been-different/2011/08/25/gIQAiJo0VL_blog.html

SWAT Teams in St. Louis Protecting Bank of America; Refusing Customer Withdrawals
10/4/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Db_P0wHsSz0#

Group Pushes for Corporate Tax Holiday
NPR
10/4/11
http://www.npr.org/2011/10/04/141054578/group-pushes-for-corporate-tax-holiday

5 Facts You Should Know About the Wealthiest One Percent of Americans
Zaid Jilani
ThinkProgress
10/4/11
http://www.alternet.org/economy/152601/5_facts_you_should_know_about_the_wealthiest_one_percent_of_americans

The Reign of the One Percenters
Orion Magazine
9/10/2011
http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/6470
Author’s postscript/response to Occupy Wall Street: http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/newsfrom187/entry/6518

Good capitalism does exist. And it's more crucial now than ever
Will Hutton
The Guardian Observer
10/1/2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/02/will-hutton-ed-miliband-new-capitalism

The Truth About “Class War” in America
Richard D. Wolff
9/28/2011
http://www.zcommunications.org/the-truth-about-class-war-in-america-by-richard-d-wolff

The Curse of Tina
Adam Curtis
BBC's Adam Curtis Blog
9/13/2011
Blog post on the creation and proliferation of neoliberal think tanks
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/2011/09/the_curse_of_tina.html

Obama Goes All Out For Dirty Banker Deal
Matt Taibbi
Rolling Stone
8/24/11
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/obama-goes-all-out-for-dirty-banker-deal-20110824

Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 Trillion in Secret Loans
Bloomberg
8/21/11
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-21/wall-street-aristocracy-got-1-2-trillion-in-fed-s-secret-loans.html

Dylan Ratigan’s Mad As Hell Moment
MSNBC
8/2011
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/08/dylan-ratigans-mad-as-hell-moment.html

How to fix America's jobs crisis
Fareed Zakaria
CNN
6/5/2011
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/05/fareeds-take-how-to-fix-americas-jobs-crisis

Debt Crisis Hangs Over Washington Politics
Mara Liasson
NPR
4/29/11
http://www.npr.org/2011/04/29/135829375/debt-crisis-hangs-over-washington-politics

Michael Lewis Drops Some Wisdom on Wall Street
Michael Lewis
Columbia Journalism Review
3/15/2010
http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/michael_lewis_drops_some_wisdo.php

The Quiet Coup
Simon Johnson
The Atlantic
5/2009
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/05/the-quiet-coup/7364/

How Washington's Bailout Will Boost Wall Street Bonuses
Stephen Gandel
Time
10/27/2008
http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1853846,00.html#ixzz1ZgCSAOVZ

The Giant Pool of Money
This American Life and NPR's Planet Money
5/9/2008
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/355/the-giant-pool-of-money

Return to the Giant Pool of Money
This American Life and NPR’s Planet Money
9/25/2009
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/390/return-to-the-giant-pool-of-money

Planet Money’s blog
NPR
September 2008 - present
Comprehensive explanation of how our economic system works.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/

A global assessment of wealth and wellbeing
http://www.prosperity.com/country.aspx?id=US

Why tax havens cause poverty
http://taxjustice.blogspot.com/

Widely acclaimed report on tax havens, banking secrecy jurisdictions, etc.
http://www.amazon.com/Tax-Havens-Globalization-Cornell-Studies/dp/0801476127/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1317858538&sr=1-5

Comparison of the Reported Tax Liabilities of Foreign- and U.S.-Controlled Corporations, 1996-2000
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B8ZwU8P4sgUSMGNlOWMxMzItMjIzNy00MDA1LWJjZTYtMTExNDMxMTBhYjhj&hl=en_US

Comparison of the Reported Tax Liabilities of Foreign- and U.S.-Controlled Corporations, 1998-2005
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B8ZwU8P4sgUSMGJjMTU3NDAtOTI1OS00YjlmLTg0OTYtOTZiYTIwMjRhN2Mw&hl=en_US