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The New Deal era beginning in the 1930s set up the government structure we enjoy today. But ever since, conservatives have waged a protected war on “Big Government.” The assault on government ...
by Gregory Heires
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu May 08, 2014 at 05:45 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
The "Walmart Death Spiral of the U.S. Economy" (U.S. Neoliberal Economic Theory in Practice, 1992-Present -- in Pictures) . Neoliberals Take the Reigns In December 1992, according to Bob ...
by New Minas
Comment Count 100 comments on Sat Mar 29, 2014 at 11:40 AM PDT with 212 Recommends
The payoff of college isn’t what it used to be. These days, many college-educated workers are struggling to get by with stagnating and falling wages. This is not to suggest that an “...
by Gregory Heires
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 08:02 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
At the rate of job growth since the recovery began in mid 2008 it will take 24.8 years to recover the jobs lost since the beginning of the Bush recession and make up for population growth since the ...
by New Minas
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 10:02 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Conservatives love to trot out pet talking points and half-truths to support their arguments in favor of all sorts of agenda-driven politically extreme positions. The one I like the most is about ...
by Wilburhorse
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 06:03 PM PST with 5 Recommends
This is what the modern day GOP wants... Did you know that the cause of the Great Recession was because the minimum wage ...
by Mark E Andersen
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 03:00 PM PST with 23 Recommends
Your opportunity to be a "micro-entrepreneur": By cleaning other people's homes or renting out your spare room.
by StevenStrauss
Comment Count 128 comments on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 07:53 AM PST with 107 Recommends
What makes 66 the "golden age" anyways? Besides history, tradition, and Social Security law. What happens to a Society, when the unemployed above a certain age -- say 50 -- are routinely shunned ...
by jamess
Comment Count 26 comments on Sun Jan 12, 2014 at 08:54 AM PST with 24 Recommends
Unemployment Insurance is about to run out again, for millions of Americans. Who are barely surviving from week to week. Will Congress do something about it? Well like everything in Congress, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Dec 20, 2013 at 03:18 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Now, while millions of Americans continue to suffer from the Great Recession, Republicans have redoubled their efforts to kill the New Deal. They’re intent on destroying the social insurance ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Dec 18, 2013 at 10:05 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held today in Orinda, California, heralding the opening of a fourth tunnel this weekend on the 24 Expressway connecting Oakland and Berkeley with suburbia to the east .
by jpmassar
Comment Count 51 comments on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 04:14 PM PST with 95 Recommends
Democrats have bought the Republican lie that they were the big spenders. But recent statistics show it’s been the Republicans since 1980 that created the most government jobs since 1980—4,289,...
by PopularEconomics
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 07:05 AM PST with 0 Recommends
It is a harrowing truth to accept that since the financial collapse of 2007-2008 ...
by Tool
Comment Count 44 comments on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 04:25 PM PDT with 86 Recommends
After years of watching our country claw its way back from the Great Recession, these debt ceiling and government shutdown are foreign to me. Why would we ever want to put our country in the ...
by AlexPalombo
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 10:33 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
When working families look back at the early years of the turn of the century, they will undoubtedly remember the period as a lost decade. The vast majority of Americans are walking in place—even ...
by Gregory Heires
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 06:46 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
When the economy collapsed in 2009, America entered what has been called the Great Recession. It's not the first time the country has hit an economic downdraft on steroids - and we did have ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 40 comments on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 05:03 PM PDT with 81 Recommends
Five years after the Great Recession, the House passes $40 billion in food stamp cuts. How did we get here from there? Blaming the victim.
by Ken Regal
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 10:32 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
It has become a tradition, and rightly so. Every year as summer shows signs of receding into fall, millions of Americans take time out to participate in somber remembrances, such as holding moments ...
by joelal
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Sep 14, 2013 at 04:03 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity. EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell , vent, ...
by Aji
Comment Count 93 comments on Mon Sep 02, 2013 at 07:30 AM PDT with 65 Recommends
After fast-food workers took to the streets in protest of low wages, panic ensued, and Fox News immediately launched a counter-offensive by putting on a high-priced lobbyist to argue that America's ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 01:24 PM PDT with 17 Recommends