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13 Ways Your Office Job Is Ruining Your Life

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

Apparently just making a living can put you at risk of death. In this job market, anyone earning a paycheck may consider themselves fortunate, but ...

It's Not Raining, We're Getting Peed On (3): The Scam of the Deficit Crisis

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jonathan Tasini

Today, as the Catfood Commission unveiled its final report, I'll look at some of the people behind pushing the phony "crisis" within an excerpt from the next chapter of my book.

Kiss The Jobs and Wages Goodbye: Hello "Free Trade" Again

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

Yesterday, I wrote about the disastrous state of labor in the wake of the elections. Suffering from either a lack of sleep or simple brain lock, I ...

A Lack of Seriousness

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

I voted early this morning. And now I can reflect on the disaster looming ahead. Not what happens today. But what happens over the next few years, and the next decade.

Why Isn't Academia Preparing Our Children for Business And Life? Ringing (Out) the IQ Bell

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Brian Ross

Why can't Academia, from Kindergarten to doctoral programs, retool in the 21st century to educate all of us for who we really are, and not mold our children into products of a diploma mill?

Once the Butterflies Have Settled

Zaina Arafat | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Zaina Arafat

Passion dies; butterflies flutter away, and they're meant to. Who could live with constant excitement and unease? Sometimes the comfort of routine is necessary for real life to take place.

I Try To Eat Less: The Story Of The Economy

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

We will not be in recovery until we have a serious debate about the economic system in the country and how it robs workers of their ability to get a fair wage for a fair day's work.

11 Benefits of Working for Someone Else

divinecaroline.com | Damsels In Success | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Based on my experience in the past decade of earning a living as both an entrepreneur and an employee, I believe that working as an employee can add t...

The Bigger Shame: The Rich Got Richer

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

Respectfully, we can rage about the spectacle of bonuses on Wall Street, but the real crime is this: while a fiscal crisis mushrooms, the richest Americans are let off the hook.

Senator Baucus: "Uniquely American" Is Not an Answer

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

What industry has done more to deny our citizen the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

Victory at Smithfields: An Independence Day Symbol

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Tasini

When I think about what these workers went through -- the struggle, the fight, the commitment that held them together over so many dark days -- this is the America that inspires me.

Screw The Center

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

We are being held hostage to the "center" when the "center" has no real standing among the people.

The Dallas Principles: The Best Response To Prop 8

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

One day, as a society, we will look back at the absurdity of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals as something as abhorrent as racial discrimination.

Yes, Maria Bartiromo, There Is Class Warfare

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Tasini

What was most interesting about my debate with CNBC's anchor Maria Bartiromo is how she became speechless -- and that ain't no easy feat -- when I challenged her about class warfare.

Global Tele-Offices: An Answer to Working Through the Recession

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cameron Sinclair

We are part of a growing group of professionals who circle the globe working in an agile manner, using social networks and email as a main means of communication.

Labor Must Field a Primary Opponent to Blanche Lincoln

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

Enough. Now that she has thrown another obstacle in the path of the Employee Free Choice Act, Blanche Lincoln must face a well-funded primary opponent in 2010.

7 Worst Habits Of Workaholics

Karen Leland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Leland

There's no doubt that times are tough. But if you're tempted to try and show your value by working harder and longer, be sure to include a healthy dos...

Memo To Business: Only Unions Will Save Your Bottom Line

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Tasini

Henry Ford used to say that he wanted his workers to have enough money to buy his cars. For their own self-interest, business, and their Republican allies in Congress, should embrace broad unionization.

The CEO Pay Caps Are A Mirage

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Tasini

If the point is to stop the legal looting of corporate treasuries and leave some money in the till for regular workers, when you get right down to it, the CEO pay caps aren't meaningful.

A Demand: Banks Getting Our Money Can't Oppose Unions

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

The labor movement should call for a simple requirement: if you take taxpayer money, you may not oppose any attempt to unionize the workplace. You must remain neutral.

CEOs Boosting Their Pensions While Workers Pensions go Poof

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Tasini

CEOs are getting major boosts in their pensions, while the pensions of most Americans have either disappeared or take a major hit.

Robert Rubin Gets His Pink Slip: Good Riddance

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Tasini

The downside to letting Rubin slip quietly from his role at Citigroup is that he leaves with enough of his reputation intact that he still holds some sway in Washington.

President-Elect Obama, Tax The Rich To Keep Deficits Lower

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

When a political leader says the country will have to make some "very difficult choices", as Obama did, history instructs us that it is average people that get nailed. And it doesn't have to be that way.

Conspiracy of Silence: Wage Collapse Caused Crisis

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Tasini

If the lines had continued to track closely together as they did prior to the 1970s, the minimum wage would be more than $19 an hour.

Boycott McDonald's: Every Big Mac Eaten Attacks Workers

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Tasini

On the eve of the international recognition Human Rights Day, McDonald's announced it will launch a massive campaign to defeat the Employee Free Choice Act So, let's respond in kind: boycott McDonald's.