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Economic Insecurity

Sanders, Trump, & Cruz -- Lessons Not Learned Beyond Tenth Grade High School

Edward Goldberg | Posted 03.10.2017 | Home
Edward Goldberg

Bernie Sanders's problem with exports, "because they benefit large corporations," is more than somewhat astounding. Who does he thinks works in all the Boeing plants? Doesn't he realize that a large percent of Boeing shares are owned by various American retirement funds and individual American 401k plans?

The Obesity Epidemic Lumbers on as We Fight Symptoms Rather Than Causes

Jon Wisman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Wisman

Alongside ecological destruction, obesity may be one of the canaries dying in the mine. Both urgently invite us to rethink our social trajectory.

From Worse to Awful

Aaron Pacitti | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Aaron Pacitti

This type of economic dysfunction is neither new nor an accident -- it is a continuation and intensification of policies that began over 4 decades ago.

Jillian Berman

Millions Living Above The Poverty Line Also Struggle To Get By | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business

For nearly 30 years, Elena Keating made a career helping low-income Americans find and keep affordable housing. Now, she's the one struggling. Kea...

No Economic Recovery Without Addressing 21st Century Racial Economic Inequality

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 09.30.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

To move the country forward we cannot and should not focus just on one race or ethnic group. But in order to advance the country as a whole we must look at all of her parts.

Jillian Berman

Report: Americans Are Struggling Due To Ineffective State Governments | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.21.2013 | Business

In every U.S. state, Americans are struggling to get by in large part because their state governments aren’t doing enough to ensure they have a liva...

Caution! Are You Skating on Thin Ice at Work?

Julie Kantor | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Julie Kantor

Sometimes you will fall. Sometime you need to fall and get back up. But months later you just might be sitting fireside with a glass of wine or iced coffee celebrating your new job or that great promotion you just got at work as someone who skates the extra mile.

Men and the Midlife Job Search

Julie Kantor | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Julie Kantor

The prospect of dating in your mid-40s after a divorce or breakup is about welcomed as a shower without any heat on January 3rd. You feel like you are out in the world, exposed. Guys, you have many choices and here are five thoughts on seizing this unique moment in time.

What's Poverty Got to Do With Education?

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 12.06.2012 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

The effects of poverty shape long-term health and development in profound ways. When children are exposed to adverse experiences -- physical, emotional, or substance abuse, mental illness, violence-- their systems are stressed to the max.

Coping With Economic Uncertainty

Noah Kass | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Collective anxiety and increased tension go hand in hand with uncertainty. When individuals experience stress, they can slip into patterns of irrational behavior or thinking, rapid mood swings and highly unpredictable feelings.

Who The Recession Left Most Financially Vulnerable

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

While the Great Recession has affected nearly all Americans in some form, it's young adults who have suffered some of the worst economic losses since ...

Nearly Half Of All Households Lack Basic Economic Security

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

There are certain basic costs that every household runs up -- food costs, medical expenses, utility bills. And almost half of all Americans are in dan...

Occupy Wall Street: Handmade Signage And Street Theatre

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 11.24.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

"New York is the concentrate of art and commerce and sport and religion and entertainment and finance, bringing to a single compact arena the gladiato...

Janell Ross

Child Poverty Climbs in 38 States | Janell Ross | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business

Over the last decade, child poverty surged in 38 states and erased many of the gains in child well-being made in the last 20 years, according to a new...