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The best travel strollers

29-09-2020

A good travel stroller is easier to take on the go than your everyday one. These are the best travel strollers we found based on research and testing.Read more: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/~3/KXMvChgvqhY/best-travel-stroller

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This online startup makes shopping and caring for beautiful house plants convenient and easy —…

29-09-2020

The startup delivers potted, responsibly sourced plants right to your door and shows people that owning plants can actually be hassle-free.Read more: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/~3/CVpR3XCUe_A/leon-and-george-plants-review-houseplant-delivery

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Workers at chains including Whole Foods and Whataburger are taking legal action in fight over…

29-09-2020

Employees report being targeted for wearing Black Lives Matter gear, arguing such treatment is grounds for racial-discrimination lawsuits.Read more: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/~3/Qvjol1FSNTU/workers-battle-with-employers-over-black-lives-matter-gear-2020-9

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New subscribers to Atlas Coffee Club can get their first bag of beans free —…

29-09-2020

Atlas Coffee Club offers coffee lovers the chance to try delicious, single-origin, sustainable beans from different countries around the world.Read more: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/~3/kb1ABWVBsk4/atlas-coffee-club-subscription-review

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9 ways that drinking coffee is connected to better health and a longer life

29-09-2020

Most research on coffee consumption indicates that coffee is not bad for us, and is actually associated with some impressive health benefits. Here's why you shouldn't worry about your coffee habit.Read more: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/~3/FLefw1Q9UV4/coffee-effects-on-health-include-reduced-disease-risk-2017-12

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TheOpinionPoll.com: 2020 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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