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Eminently factual commentary by UMass Amherst Economics Professor Nancy Folbre (who's quickly becoming one of my favorite pundits on our economy), from Monday's NY Times' Economix blog (SEE: "[http://
by bobswern
Comment Count 144 comments on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 02:46 AM PST with 205 Recommends
The '99ers' Share Their Stories Paul Solman, PBS, MAKING SEN$E -- August 6, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 38 comments on Sat Aug 07, 2010 at 12:57 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
Now it boils down to this: can the White House and its corporate supporters find a sliver of votes in the House to pass fast track and, close on its heels, the Trans Pacific Partnership? To do that ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 12:38 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
The VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 created a little known but very useful program to retrain veterans for high demand occupations. The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) provides direct ...
by DaNang65
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 02:14 PM PST with 24 Recommends
The focus on the tanks and guns and other toys is obscuring the crucial point about our killer cops - they are NOT "rogue officers", they are NOT killing Americans with their armored trucks and ...
by stubhead
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Dec 23, 2014 at 10:55 AM PST with 17 Recommends
Every so-called "free trade" deal that has shimmied its way through Congress has been greased with legalized bribery, starting with NAFTA in 1993, which ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Feb 14, 2011 at 07:41 AM PST with 17 Recommends
I keep thinking that there will be a limit on how far thinking people will go to turn a blind eye to the death and misery brought to us courtesy of so-called “free trade”. But, lo and ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Apr 07, 2008 at 07:18 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Sigh. Dumb economics again--promoted by a whole lot of good Democrats who just cannot embrace the idea that you cannot fix so-called "free trade" deals by pretending to retrain people for new ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 18 comments on Mon May 23, 2011 at 01:04 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Once upon a time, in a land too close for comfort, a land where big government should mean plenty of help for the less fortunate but currently means excessive welfare for corporations, a surprising ...
by divineorder
Comment Count 49 comments on Thu Feb 12, 2009 at 06:42 AM PST with 15 Recommends
This AP story on community colleges really caught my attention. In a time of rising unemployment and the potential collapse of the auto industry, this is the money quote: For students,
by crowbar317
Comment Count 42 comments on Wed Nov 19, 2008 at 08:58 PM PST with 15 Recommends
Dear Ms. Warren: congratulations for jumping into the U.S. Senate race in your state. And good luck and be well--you will find that being a "candidate" offers challenges quite different from ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Sep 19, 2011 at 06:00 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
There is a cruel economic hoax being played on millions of American workers, a hoax that unfortunately is being promoted by too many Democrats. The hoax is this: that workers who lose their jobs ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 33 comments on Wed Oct 31, 2007 at 07:56 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
For the past ten years I have worked as a parenting educator in a child abuse and neglect prevention program contracted with the State of Florida. During the budget session that was just completed ...
by FLArmyMom
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 08:06 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Not a day goes by when we don't hear from the mouth of some talking head or read the words of a transcriber of press releases (formerly known as a "journalist") about the awful "partisanship" or ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Aug 26, 2011 at 07:20 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
I wrote a post with this title four years ago (time flies!), but with President Obama in ...
by elishastephens
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri May 08, 2009 at 10:21 AM PDT with 8 Recommends