Despite the U.S. economic recovery, low-wage jobs have accounted for almost 60 percent of the employment gains since 2010. As a result, the number of low-income working families has been growing and now represents almost a third of all U.S. working families.
In the wake of the financial crisis, President Obama took the helm of a sinking economic ship and help to right it. The unemployment rate is now once again at pre-recession levels -- the lowest in seven years (5.5%).
It is self-evident that equal opportunity is a necessary quality of a fair society, but to achieve this an inefficient redistribution of wealth is required.
Higher education must educate young people for jobs that do not yet exist, to solve problems that have yet to be identified. Upon graduation, they must be fully capable of adapting to change and reinventing themselves throughout their professional careers.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. As we cut down much of the Amazon forest , much of the rest is starting to die off,...
As the saying goes, "Either you disrupt or get disrupted," and this is what we're starting to see. Listen in as I expand on this topic, and let me know what are you seeing?
The governor is ignoring parents -- the state's most significant wealth creators. They produce children, our human capital -- a job for which they receive no salary, pension benefits, profits, or dividends.
A key section of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has been leaked to the public. The New York Times has a major story on the contents of the leaked chapter, and it's as bad as many of us feared. Now we know why the corporations and the Obama administration want the TPP kept secret from the public until it's too late to stop it.
It now falls to Europe's politicians to act resolutely to stop the union drifting apart. Their present approach of endless negotiations and compromise formulas risks losing the last vestige of popular support.
Perhaps the most ironic aspect of this foreign "invasion" is that these foreign-owned U.S. companies export more than $300 billion in goods every year accounting for more than 20 percent of all U.S. exports.
Rep. Woodall was among the majority members in the House Budget Committee who released on Tuesday, "A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America." But the better choice came Wednesday, as the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) released its budget proposal aptly titled, "The People's Budget: A Raise for America."
Considering that studies have found a direct correlation between the number of people in labor unions and the distribution of wealth, it becomes clear that if the Republicans' goal is to build a stronger, healthier economy for all Americans, then continuing to add obstacles to organizing is the wrong approach.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise - maybe state employees aren't allowed ...
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We can argue whether it's a good thing or a bad thing that a small, unelected group of bankers is in complete control of all meaningful economic outcomes. But let's at least face the reality that they are. That said, can't we at least get a full audit of what they're doing?
I study. I work hard. I volunteer. I did everything I was supposed to do, and yet, in two months, I will graduate from law school with an accumulated total of over a quarter million dollars in student loans.