Category Archives: employment

Forgotten Words, Forgotten Ideas

BPR Quote of the Day Fireside Chat, April 14, 1938

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IS CAPITALISM COMPATIBLE WITH CHRISTIANITY?

Pope Francis Strafes Libertarian Economics By Matthew Yglesias/ Slate/ November 26, 2013 Pope Francis’ latest apostolic exhortation covers a number of topics, but really lights into libertarian economics. There’s a lot of stuff about Jesus in his thinking that I can’t really … Continue reading

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40 Years of Economic Stagnation

FOUR LOST DECADES: WHY AMERICAN POLITICS IS ALL MESSED UP By John Cassidy/ The New Yorker/ September 17, 2012 Political update: the annual showdown over the federal budget and associated topics is about to begin. Over the weekend, President Obama … Continue reading

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Neglecting the People

SYRIA AND THE REALITY AT HOME IN AMERICA By Robert Reich/ RobertReich.org/ September 6, 2013 While all eyes are on Syria and America’s response, the real economy in which most Americans live is sputtering. More than four years after the … Continue reading

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Why Costco Workers Aren’t Striking

CNN.Money.com: Worker Wages: Wendy’s vs Wal-Mart vs Costco

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Heading in the Wrong Direction

Click to Enlarge. Source: New York Times, 2011

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Has Washington Souled Out?

THE SOUL OF AMERICA By Bernie Sanders/ Huffington Post/ January 9, 2013 Despite such terminology as “fiscal cliff” and “debt ceiling,” the great debate taking place in Washington now has relatively little to do with financial issues. It is all … Continue reading

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Paying American Workers: THEN and NOW

Early 20th Century: Early 21st Century:

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Higher Priority Than Deficits: Jobs, Programs, Investments

UNDERSTANDING THE FISCAL CLIFF (IN 2 MINUTES 30 SECONDS) By Robert Reich/robertreich.org/ December 3, 2012 Democrats, here are eight principles to guide you in the coming showdown over the fiscal cliff: ONE: HOLD YOUR GROUND. The wealthy have to pay … Continue reading

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WE’VE REACHED STAGE 4, AND IT’S TERMINAL

How America Is Turning into a 3rd World Nation in 4 Easy Steps It starts with destroying our manufacturing base. By Thom Hartmann/Alternet/ November 10, 2012 New reports that Taiwanese transnational manufacturing corporation Foxconn may be opening up some plants … Continue reading

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