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Turkey at $1.38 a Pound Sounds Great. Until You Think About What That Means. | Mother Jones

November 27, 2013

It also, as the veteran agriculture reporter Christopher Leonard showed in a Friday Washington Post op-ed, reveals power—specifically, the power to exploit farmers. "Just four corporations—Cargill, Hormel, Butterball and Farbest Foods—produce more ...

Is There An End to Fossil Fuel Euphoria? | Mother Jones

October 15, 2013

Not only will these developments result in added jobs—as many as three million, claims energy analyst Daniel Yergin—but they will also enhance America's economic status vis-à-vis its competitors. "US natural gas is abundant and prices are low—a ...


How to Keep the NSA out of Your Computer | Mother Jones

August 19, 2013

In Washington, DC, the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute is developing Commotion—"internet in a suitcase" software that lets anyone quickly deploy a mesh. "We're making infrastructure for anyone who wants to control their own network ...

Deregulation May Not Have Been a Boon for Airline Passengers After All | Mother Jones

August 14, 2013

For more on this, see "Terminal Sickness," a fascinating look at airline deregulation and the death of the mid-tier market by Phillip Longman and Lina Khan. This all changed in 2001, when the public stayed away from flying in droves and airlines really ...

Could Photosynthesis Be Our Best Defense Against Climate Change?

  • By
  • Mark Hertsgaard,
  • New America Foundation
July 19, 2013 |

How Asset Limits Threaten Low-Income | Mother Jones

June 20, 2013

"Forcing families to choose between a small emergency cushion and putting food on the table is beyond counter-productive," Reid Cramer, director of the New America Foundation's Asset Building Program, said...

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Our Broken University Financial Aid System | Mother Jones

May 9, 2013

Felix Salmon draws our attention today to a new study by Stephen Burd of the New America Foundation about Pell Grants and low-income college students. The news is grim. More and more universities, he says, have joined the "high tuition, high aid ...

NAF Proposes Big Expansion Of Social Security | Mother Jones

April 3, 2013

Today, the New America Foundation released a plan that not only declines to endorse any kind of compromise on Social Security that would cut benefits, but proposes that we add a brand new benefit: We propose to replace most of the country's current, ...

Obama's New FCC Pick Could Help Determine the Future of the Internet | MotherJones.com

March 26, 2013

...There has yet been no freak-out in the public interest community about Wheeler—who lobbied for the cable and cell phone industries when they were upstarts, not behemoths. But a number of women's groups sent Obama a letter requesting he choose a woman for the job. (No woman has ever served as FCC chief.) Sascha Meinrath, director of the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, is one advocate who has slammed the prospective Wheeler pick, observing that Wheeler...

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