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Are You Unfairly Paying Extra For “Made in the USA” Products?

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Made in the USA used to stand for quality and pride. It meant buying high quality products made by American workers earning good wages and benefits. Products made in the USA aren’t as common anymore, especially as more American jobs are outsourced to places like China or Bangladesh. But when something says “Made in the USA” today, is it still a positive thing?

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482- Why the US keeps sending weapons to Egypt: Is this policy dangerous for America?

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NPR Planet Money episode 482 asks why the US keeps sending weapons to Egypt. We continue to give Egypt $1.5 billion a year, $1.3 billion of which goes to the Egyptian military. Policy proponents say this money comes back to the US, since Egypt spends this money on American weapons.

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The Truth About Privatized Prisons & 3 Ways To Improve Them

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On the October 10, 2013 episode of The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, Thom discusses why privatized prisons are a problem. The US leads the world with the most incarcerations. It’s because the more people privatized prisons jail, the higher

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