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Bagging your own groceries doesn’t make you a tool of corporate greed

When shopping for groceries, I almost always use the self-checkout line. I confess that I did not consider the broader social and economic implications of my choice until Tom Chamberlain enlightened me. Chamberlain, who is the Oregon president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industry Organizations, announced last week that his organization […]

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Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in young people – The Chart

Mental health problems such as depression account for nearly half of all disabilities among young people aged 10 to 24, according to a new study from the World Health Organization (WHO). The researchers looked at data from 191 countries and estimated the number of healthy years lost due to disability resulting from illness and injury […]

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“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond

[On this week’s Inside The New York Times Book Review podcast, Matthew Desmond discusses “Evicted.”] Lamar, his sons and other teens in their Milwaukee neighborhood sit, playing cards and smoking blunts, when a loud and confident knock on the door could be “a homeowner’s knock or a sheriff’s knock” . Fortunately, it was only Colin, […]

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Artists get acquainted with the second day of the Thriving Roots conference

There are advantages to attending a virtual conference. It’s a lot cheaper, on the one hand. No one cares what you wear for another. But one of the best things about the new Americana Music Association Foundation’s first event, “Thriving Roots: A Virtual Community Music Conference,” is that each session can be viewed as it […]

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Diane Mitsch Bush is an unpretentious pragmatist. Is she also the next MP from Colorado?

It was 2013 and State Representative Claire Levy, a Democrat from Boulder, was looking to introduce legislation that would increase Colorado’s renewable energy sources and reduce coal mining. She expected to have an ally in the person of another environmentalist and Democrat, Representative Diane Mitsch Bush of Steamboat Springs. “Well, she was an ally,” Levy […]

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Groups in which the population will be divided for the vaccination against the coronavirus

The Ministry of Health has divided the population into 15 groups to receive the vaccine against the covid, as announced on Friday by its chief, Salvador Illa. The vaccination will take place in three phases, which correspond to the first three quarters of the year, and will be gradually extended depending on the availability of […]

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Finnish consumer watchdog considers class action lawsuit against payday loan companies | Yle Uutiset

Image: Henrietta Hassinen / Yle The Consumer Ombudsman plans to put an end to the prohibitive costs associated with payday loans by gathering names for a possible class action lawsuit against two quick loan companies. The mediator wants more reasonable conditions for loans that are not covered by new rules aimed at capping prohibitive interest […]

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“Bounce Loans” – small business aid and income support for those lacking elsewhere, for example directors of limited liability companies and the self-employed

Martin’s analysis: ‘This is not ideal, but you can turn these loans into your own government income support program.‘ MSE founder Martin Lewis said: “While millions of self-employed people are covered by the government’s income support program, huge swathes are ineligible and receive no assistance. This includes those who started a business after around September […]

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Amigo Loans goes on sale – what does this mean for borrowers and do you still owe the loans? – The sun

GARANT loan company Amigo has gone up for sale in what it calls a “tough operating environment” that has seen other similar lenders go bankrupt. While the lender says it “remains confident,” its owners say they are concerned about “increased pressure” and what they say is the Financial Ombudsman Service’s changing approach to complaints. 1 […]

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MoneyLion Launches Instacash, A Safe Alternative To Payday Loan (NYSE: COF)

MoneyLion, founded in 2013, seeks to provide comprehensive financial memberships to give Americans services like no-fee verification, easy-to-manage investments, credit tools and loans, and more. This relatively new player in the digital banking space has garnered the support of incumbents such as A capital letter (NYSE: COF). MoneyLion recently launched a new service to add […]