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‘The Lion King’ Reigns Supreme at Box Office With $185 Million Opening Weekend

21-07-2019

 If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of “The Lion King” devour opening weekend records for the month of July and PG-rated films...

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10 Charts That Will Change Your Perspective Of Amazon's Patent Growth

21-07-2019

Amazon patents grew at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of above 35% between 2010 and 2019.Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2019/07/21/10-charts-that-will-change-your-perspective-of-amazons-patent-growth/

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Beats ‘Avatar’ Record to Become Highest Grossing Film of All Time

21-07-2019

 The global box office has a new king in “Avengers: Endgame.” The superhero extravaganza this weekend usurped “Avatar” to become the highest grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 weeks. “Avatar” has held onto the record for a...

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Apple Card: Are the Limited Rewards Worth It for the Privacy?

21-07-2019

In March, Apple revealed its first credit card: Apple Card, a thin slab of titanium that would provide shoppers with 3% cash back at Apple stores, 2% at anywhere Apple Pay is available, and 1% everywhere else. Many observers quickly pointed out Apple Card’s limited...

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'Avengers: Endgame' Tops 'Avatar' As 'Far From Home' Becomes Biggest 'Spider-Man' (Box Office)

21-07-2019

Yes, 'Avengers: Endgame' is now the biggest-grossing movie of all time in unadjusted grosses, but that’s not the only big superhero box office news this weekend.Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2019/07/21/avengers-endgame-avatar-spider-man-far-from-home-jumanji-skyfall-james-bond-star-wars-force-awakens-wolf-warrior-wandering-earth-box-office/

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What Is StockX? Everything You Need to Know About the Billion-Dollar Sneaker Empire

21-07-2019

StockX, the company styling itself as the “Stock Market of Things,” is worth $1 billion after its latest ­Series C round, which closed in July. Now that it’s a “unicorn,” with a total of $160 million raised, the company has investors in New Balance and Skechers alike scratching...

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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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