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Why Walmart and Big Retailers Should Pay Their Workers More

(936) Comments | Posted November 18, 2012 | 4:07 PM

Henry Ford famously decided in 1914 to pay many of his workers the then incredible sum of five dollars a day, which was substantially higher than the prevailing wage at the time.

While that wasn't done specifically to enable Ford's workers to buy his cars (his primary objective...

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Obama: les excuses, ça suffit

(2) Comments | Posted October 8, 2012 | 9:41 AM

Il est temps d'arrêter de trouver des excuses à Barack Obama. Avec tant d'enjeux dans cette élection, sa prestation lors du débat mercredi soir était indéfendable.

Depuis son élection, on a invoqué des raisons, publiquement ou en privé, pour expliquer pourquoi Obama semblait incapable de relever les plus grands défis...

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No More Excuses

(3180) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 7:47 PM

It's time to stop making excuses for Barack Obama. With so much at stake in this election, his performance at the debate on Wednesday night was indefensible.

Ever since he was elected, there have been reasons offered, either publicly or privately, for why Obama has been unable to fully engage...

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How We Can Bring Millions of Americans to the Middle Class

(949) Comments | Posted September 3, 2012 | 8:04 PM

The United States needs to be reimagined. A recent study from the Pew Research Center tells us that in economic terms the middle class "has suffered its worst decade in modern history." It's shrinking.

With jobs scarce, wages declining and the nation's wealth concentrating ever more intensely at...

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A Fair Shake for Those Who are Not Already Rich and Powerful

(64) Comments | Posted April 21, 2009 | 4:29 PM

The following are Bob Herbert's remarks on the occasion of his acceptance of the 6th Annual Ridenhour Courage Prize. For more information about the Ridenhour Prizes see nationinstitute.org and ridenhour.org.

I want to talk for just a few minutes about two wrong-headed ideas that are held by a...

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