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To Solve Its Steel Crisis, America Must Stop China

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.05.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

China is gorging itself on steelmaking. It is forging so much steel that the entire world doesn't need that much steel.

1 Obscene Statistic Helps Explain Why Income Inequality Is So Bad

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business

Chief executives certainly have demanding jobs ― requiring long hours, boorish appearances on CNBC and earnest declarations of their social commitme...

3 Reasons Unpaid Internships Are Seriously Not Worth Your Time

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business

It’s summer and bright-eyed interns are flooding our cities with their fresh Ann Taylor Loft outfits and optimistic life outlooks. This warning perh...

Failure of Korean Trade Deal Voids TPP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Just like NAFTA, just like China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), free traders swore that the Korean deal would shower jobs and economic prosperity down on America. It didn't happen. Actually, the exact opposite did.

Who Opposes Overtime Pay Increase, Really?

Harlan Green | Posted 04.22.2017 | Business
Harlan Green

That's a no-brainer--Republicans, of course. Who else would oppose updating the safeguards against working more than 40 hours without overtime pay, p...

When a Coin Drops in Asia, Jobs Disappear in Detroit

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.08.2017 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The Economic Policy Institute found that currency manipulation is the most important cause of America's massive trade deficits with TPP countries. Trade deficits mean products are shipped to the United States rather than made in the United States. The math is simple.

Black Americans Would Be Hit Hardest By A Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 12.24.2016 | Politics

A federal government shutdown would disproportionately affect African-Americans, according to an analysis released Wednesday. The progressive Economic...

Disgraced United CEO Jeff Smisek Is the Reason for Income Inequality

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Smisek's failed leadership at United Airlines illustrates exactly how this CEO self-dealing scheme works to the advantage of wealthy executives and shareholders while damaging workers, communities, customers and corporations.

What Should Janet Yellen's Fed Do?

Harlan Green | Posted 09.10.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Their policies have to maximize the purchasing power of consumers that power most economic growth. If consumers can't or won't spend more, then our economy can't grow as it should.

On Labor Day: Corporations Deploy Anti-Worker Weapon

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Instead of picnicking, Steelworkers in six states will spend this Labor Day picketing the gates of a dozen Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) specialty mills. These 2,200 Steelworkers are not on strike. They never even took a strike vote to threaten a walkout. ATI locked them out of their jobs.

It's Time for the 30-hour Week

Harlan Green | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Don't look now, but we should soon have the 30-hour work week as the standard, instead of the 40-hour work week last enshrined during FDR's New Deal. Why, when Americans now work more hours than any other developed country?

$10.10 Minimum Wage Would Save The U.S. Government $7.6 Billion A Year

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business

"Raising the minimum wage is one simple and long-overdue step toward rebalancing the social contract so that the private and public sectors are more equal participants in improving living standards for American workers."

Arthur Delaney

Fewer And Fewer Unemployed Americans Get Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fewer jobless Americans now receive unemployment benefits than at any other point in the past few decades, according to a new analysis b...

An Alliance Forged in Patriotism

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The death of the American steel industry is fine with the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the Cato Institute. They say Americans should thank foreign states that violate international trade laws by subsidizing their steel industries.

Could This Be Why Your Cat Is Losing Weight?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), also called pancreatic insufficiency and maldigestion syndrome, is thought to be rare in cats. However, accor...

Fast Track to Poverty

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Without significant changes, TPP will just be another American factory shuttering, dream shattering trade deal. Of course, the corporations that stand to profit support the current TPP scheme, as they did the other job-destroying trade deals. And so do corporate politicians.

Does the Environment Need Big Data?

Angel Hsu | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Angel Hsu

Forests don't tweet, and whales don't shop on Amazon. So what does Big Data mean for the environment and sustainability?

Bait and Switch, CEO Style

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The rich snicker as the vast majority of Americans are so distracted they don't focus on record corporate profits, on record low corporate tax payments or on lobbyists buying tax breaks for corporations and loopholes for offshore accounts.

Fix the Trade Deficit, Fix the Economy

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

Yet another report is out showing how the trade deficit is costing us millions of jobs and hurting our economy. This is a real problem that is hurting people, hurting communities, hurting our tax base and hurting our ability to make a living in the future.

What Has Caused Record Inequality (and Greater Recessions)?

Harlan Green | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

We can no longer tolerate such a diversion of wealth that has weakened our economic and social fabric so much that we have fallen behind the rest of the developed world in education, health care, aging infrastructure, and even environmental protection.

Kicking Underdogs When They're Down

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

At a time of dwindling union membership, at a time when labor union participation is so small as to be nearly negligible, state legislatures across the country are taking up right-to-work (for less) laws that will further decimate union ranks.

What Mitt Romney Can Teach James O'Keefe About Ratf**king

Dan Mirvish | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Dan Mirvish

If James O'Keefe is serious about his "ratf**king" efforts (as Nixon's Don Segretti called it), he'll do well to remember that it doesn't take much more effort to register a domain name anonymously.

Sam Stein

James O'Keefe's Newest Target Appears To Be A Small, Progressive Economic Think Tank

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Among members of Washington D.C.'s think tank community, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is known as a den for unbending liber...

States Losing The Most Jobs To China

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale, Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: China is taking American jobs, labor unions, politicians and economists, have accused for some time. The logic is simple. While a ...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Starting Salaries For Recent Graduates Declined Over Past Decade

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 11.02.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- For Kate Johnson, any job felt better than no job at all. Shortly after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Johnson o...