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Building a Union of Street Vendors in Bengaluru

Bengaluru   I had a long list of things I needed to get done on this trip to India, catch up with Dharmendra Kumar in Delhi on our progress at blocking multi-brand retail in Delhi and stopping foreign direct investment, state by state, and evaluate our growing, alliance with hawkers, and my coming visit with Vinod [...]

Nonprofit Deductions, DREAMing, Facts, Live-In Wages, Tax Justice, and Twitter Access

Quito     With 80% of the United States households earning, and therefore paying, taxes on incomes of less than $100,000 per year, that means that the vast majority of us are filing “short forms” on IRS 1040A.  Independent studies regularly establish that the most generous Americans, when measured as a percentage of income, are those making [...]

Yes Ma’am, The Help, and Housekeeping

New Orleans        I haven’t been able to bring myself to see, The Help, a movie ostensibly set in the early 1960’s in Jackson, Mississippi where a young, white writer gives voice to her African-American maid friends during the Civil Rights era.  Fantasy has little appeal for me.  I did go to see the Gary [...]