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What The Heck Is NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. Doing At The Indy 500?

26-05-2019

Now NBC is pushing its first telecast of the Indy 500 hard, cross-promoting the race with other shows on the network and adding Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick as analysts. NBC has attempted to inject some excitement into the biggest day for auto racing...

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Can Israel Become A Nation Of Startup Marathoners?

26-05-2019

Israel has many startups that it's sold to big companies. Can it host more world-changing public companies?Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2019/05/26/can-israel-become-a-nation-of-startup-marathoners/

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Does Greed Drive Deutsche Bank And Other Banks Not To File Suspicious Activity Reports?

26-05-2019

Does the desire to save on compliance costs and the obsession with not losing potentially profitable clients convince senior management and executives not to do the right thing, not only at Deutsche Bank, but possibly at other financial institutions?Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/mayrarodriguezvalladares/2019/05/26/does-greed-drive-deutsche-bank-and-other-banks-not-to-file-suspicious-activity-reports/

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5G Is Still in Its Infancy

26-05-2019

Huzzah! The wireless industry has finally delivered on years of promises and hype and is finally offering the first super-fast 5G networks. Sort of. Verizon in April became the first U.S. carrier to offer 5G service via a phone, though the phone in question was a...

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Fortnite Fortbyte #32 Location: 'Accessible By Wearing Kyo Pet Back Bling At The Northernmost Point'

26-05-2019

Here's a map, guide and location for where to find Fortnite's Fortbyte #32: accessible by wearing the kyo pet back bling at the northernmost point.Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2019/05/26/fortnite-fortbyte-32-location-accessible-by-wearing-kyo-pet-back-bling-at-the-northernmost-point/

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The Power Of Purpose: How Thank You Is Empowering Humanity To Choose A World Without…

26-05-2019

How pioneering Australian social enterprise brand Thank You is using the power of their great products, enthusiastic community and innovative marketing tactics to 'empower humanity to choose a world without poverty'.Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/afdhelaziz/2019/05/26/the-power-of-purpose-how-thank-you-is-empowering-humanity-to-choose-a-world-without-poverty/

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TheOpinionPoll.com: 2019 Important Issues

 

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however. 

The truth is that while capitalism is an excellent vehicle to promote consumption and opportunities for expression of economic freedom of choice, it is not ideally suited to ensuring that everyone has the wherewithal to avail themselves of those opportunities. With the myriad of threats facing our nation, perhaps the most dangerous is the growth of income inequality between the top one percent of the nation and the remaining 99%.

Importance of a Middle Class

As a nation we celebrate the presence of a once robust middle class, and while politicians are quick to give lip service to this critical economic segment of society, their tax and monetary policies are eating into the savings and importance of this group. This fact can be seen in the erosion of the middle class purchasing power as their influence is siphoned off in favor of upper income and corporate tax breaks.

Regrettably, the"idea" of a middle class requires more than lip service during the occasional electoral cycle to make it a viable social, political, and economic entity. The fact of the matter is, a vibrant middle class only arises when nations make the decision to foster that development.

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

People working minimum wage jobs, especially in the fast food industry, started a movement a year and a half ago to educate people about fast food working conditions, how little they're paid and how they can't pay their living expenses for themselves and their families. The problem they claim is that too many people still believe that high school and college aged young people mostly hold fast food jobs. These jobs don't need to be high paying because it's just extra income for kids to buy things they want. The reality is quite different. The majority of people working in fast food are adults who often rely on that minimum wage job to pay for rent, utilities and to support families. Most families working low-paying jobs like those in fast food often supplement their income with food stamps, Medicaid and cash assistance. This shifts the burden of supporting these people onto the taxpayers.

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