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Living Standards

Slowdown in Growth of BRIICS Brings New Challenges to Growth of Non-OECD Economies

OECD | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
OECD

Will living standards in emerging-market economies and developing countries continue to catch up with advanced economies in the years to come?

Because They Can

Stan Sorscher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Stan Sorscher

Aerospace workers in Washington State made a clear statement in favor of rising living standards. It's a rare pause in the middle class decline of the last 30 years.

Minimum Wage: Who Decided Workers Should Fall Behind?

Dean Baker | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Dean Baker

While giving a raise worth more than $3,000 a year to the country's lowest paid workers is definitely a good thing, it is hard to get too excited about a situation in which these workers will still be earning less than their counterparts did almost 50 years ago.

Israel Protests

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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The Great Markdown of Western Living Standards

Diane Francis | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

It looks like gold will hit $2,011 an ounce in 2011 as the permanent drop in Western living standards continues apace.

For Unemployed, New Jobs Come With A Catch

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A new study of American workers displaced by the recession sheds light on the sacrifices a large number have made to find work. Many, it turns out, ha...

Lost Decade For American Income

Wall Street Journal | By CONOR DOUGHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The downturn that some have dubbed the "Great Recession" has trimmed the typical household's income significantly, new Census data show, following yea...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

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Reviving Confidence in the American Economy: China, Investment and the Deficit Hawks

Rob Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Johnson

The retrenchment of the American consumer blows a chill wind over the sentiments of consumers and business investment. Only the Obama administration's fiscal stimulus resists the decline of demand.