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Silver Spoons

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On September 9, 2013

Interesting take on the relationship between legacy admissions to colleges and tax policy in the New Gilded Age: Yet, curiously, the Internal Revenue Service does not treat alumni donations as transac

Temp Towns

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On July 11, 2013
I had missed this story at the time, but you need to read Michael Grabell’s Sidney Award-winning article on temporary work in modern America. Essentially, there’s an entire temporary work economy that has sprung up under our noses, even more so than I thought. Employers are simply refusing to hire workers in traditional arrangements any […]

The Modern Company Store

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On July 1, 2013
We think of the company store as a relic of the Gilded Age, of one-company towns dominating the lives of their workers. We left this behind with the New Deal, right? Well, we did leave it behind but like the rest of the Gilded Age, a new form of the company store is coming back […]

The System Works

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On June 27, 2013

Jeebus. Jeff Olson, the 40-year-old man who is being prosecuted for scrawling anti-megabank messages on sidewalks in water-soluble chalk last year now faces a 13-year jail sentence. A judge has barred

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Scabs of the New Gilded Age

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On May 22, 2013
As I talked about yesterday, there’s a 1-day strike today of non-unionized government contract workers who make low wages and who SEIU ultimately wants to organize. In ye olden days of the Gilded Age, the government would use federal troops to bust strikes. The Department of Homeland Security’s response to the strike? Serve as a […]
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