Since the 1970s, women have made remarkable strides in the labor market, but these changes have been incomplete, leaving many working-class women on the margins of the labor market, facing high levels of unemployment.
Unemployment benefits are one of the most effective ways of stimulating the economy. Someone getting unemployment spends it on gas and other necessities, which leads to job growth in sectors that sell necessities.
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group CEO Larry Young probably doesn't worry about how he'll provide for his family. You don't have to when you're squeezing money out of the employees who helped build your business.
I hate to think we've become a country that has lost the concept of public purpose, a country that allows corporations to poison the people who live nearby. But apparently they're too much for the trucking industry.