How bad is the wage gap for women in the workplace? For college graduates, it's so bad that it begins even before women begin their careers.
For five years we've watched the Justice Department ignore overwhelming evidence of bank crime. That's what makes this letter from Sen. Elizabeth Warren so important.
The student loan program calls attention to the double standards of debt relief. Corporations are able to declare bankruptcy under Chapter 11 and write off old loan -- but college debt follows former students literally to the grave even if they go bankrupt. Big banks have gotten trillions of dollars of debt relief from the TARP program and the Federal Reserve's program of buying toxic assets from banks. But there is no debt relief for students and former students. Can't we build a movement around that? Refinancing of college debt would put the money to better use and provide an immediate stimulus to the economy. Pete Peterson and company love to invoke generational justice when they propose cutting Social Security. But debt relief for students and former students would introduce some generational fairness right now. Why doesn't the corporate-led "Fix the Debt Campaign," yet another group promoted by Peterson, start demanding that we fix the college debt?
Maybe it's time for a '60s-style student uprising -- but this time instead of occupying college hallways, they ought to occupy the halls of a Congress that favors big banks over struggling students.
Senators Warren and Brown are making a huge difference, showing us that if we get a real live two-fisted fighter for working families in the ring on our behalf, it matters. That is why I decided to get involved in helping Rick Weiland run in South Dakota.
How astonishing to have a public servant who actually cares to inform the public about the inner workings of the system of crony capitalism that has wedded big government with big business. This comes at the expense of the free market that corporate lobbyists delight in invoking as an ideal while they subvert it as a reality.
In July, when the student loan rates are set to double to 6.8 percent. College is already far too pricey for many to attend, and this double in interest rates will put a higher education even farther out of reach for thousands of students and their families.
The banks aren't creating anything real, just imaginary financial instruments. But ensuring that more people have access to a college education will only improve society in the long run. So why are we bleeding poor students dry while giving big banks preferential treatment?
In government, corporate and nonprofit offices across the country are women who are smart, work hard and care about their profession but are regularly ignored because they are viewed as too mousy or too pouty or too inexperienced or too something.
While, on one level, Elizabeth Warren's speech was the classic kind of post-tragedy speech you would expect from a politician who represents the place the terrible events happened, full of praise for the courage and resolve of her home state's people, she did something more.
Let's face it. The biggest bank regulator in the U.S. is an abject failure. Worse, it's costing us oodles of money, and not just from bounced checks.
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As Celinda Lake of Lake Research Partners explains, "Women candidates pay a real price when they are covered in a way that focuses on their appearance."
Women are leading the way in so many areas, both on a world-wide stage and as community leaders. Here is a short list of list of women who are accomplishing great things.
Today the poor line up for Powerball tickets, the middle class over-trade their stock portfolio. Both are bad bets made by people that don't have better options. Why not give young people guidance when they start to deal themselves their hand?