Wednesday, 03 October 2012 By Amy B Dean, Truthout | Op-Ed
An Interview With Authors Donald Barlett and James Steele.
(Photo: Mike Hiatt / Flickr)The outsourcing of good jobs, the elimination of pensions, rampant home foreclosures; skyrocketing higher education costs and mounting debt: Given these stark realities, the American middle class seems to be sinking fast. The renowned reporting team of Donald Barlett and [...]
Wow, she is running for congress. It would be great to have someone in there who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. Lets all rally behind Elizabeth Warren! She understands the problems, the causes, and what we need to do going forward!
Elizabeth Warren to middle class: ‘The system is rigged’
Published September 05, 2012 | Fox News
Elizabeth Warren, trying to win a Senate seat in [...]
How Romney Keeps Lying Through His Big White Teeth By Robert Reich
Tuesday August 28, 2012
“We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers,” says Neil Newhouse, a Romney pollster.
Presumably the Romney campaign continues its false claims because they’re effective. But this raises a more basic question: How can they remain effective when they’ve been so overwhelmingly discredited by the media?
The answer is the [...]
– By Jeff Brittain
A Federal minimum wage was first set in 1938 by The Fair Labor and Standards Act. The minimum wage is meant to be a tool for combating poverty and preventing unfair wages, however, some scholars and economists doubt its effectiveness and some even argue it has more negative effects than positive. Despite this, most scholars have accepted the minimum wage as part of our [...]
By Joseph E Stiglitz, Project Syndicate | News Analysis
In Joseph E. Stiglitz’s new book, ”The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future,” the Nobel Prize-winning economist argues that there is a price to be paid for economic inequality.
New York – America likes to think of itself as a land of opportunity, and others view it in much the same light. But, while [...]
REICH has spent years fighting for the middle class. He as written many books, educates students about the issues, and produces a highly informative blog, RobertReich.org
Don’t forget to check out his new book!!
By Patrick J. Buchanan || Will democracy survive the debt and dependence it fosters?
October 3, 2011″ American Conservative” – This generation of Americans has been witness to one of the most stunning declines of a great power in the history of the world.
In 2000, the United States ran a surplus. In 2009, it ran a deficit of $1.4 trillion—10 [...]
By Robert Reich ||
The Reverend Al Sharpton and various labor unions have announced a March for Jobs. But I’m afraid we’ll need more than marches to get jobs back.
Since the start of the Great Recession at the end of 2007, America’s potential labor force – that is, working-age people who want jobs – has grown by over 7 million. But since then, the number [...]
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By Robert Reich |
Seems like only yesterday conservative nabobs of negativity predicted America’s ballooning budget deficit would generate soaring inflation and crippling costs of additional federal borrowing.
Remember Standard & Poor’s downgrade of the United States? Recall the intense worry about investors’ confidence in government bonds — America’s IOUs?
Last week ten-year yields on U.S. Treasuries closed at 1.83 percent.
In other words, they were wrong.