As I drive along, I notice the landscape is ever changing. Walmarts and dollar stores sprout from empty lots.
It's easy to feel you are being pressured against your instinct to accept a miserable marriage when listening to many economics pundits trying to be "upbeat" about the economy.
The recent round of sanctions aimed at Moscow over the crisis in the Ukraine could backfire by accelerating a move away from the dollar as the world's reserve currency.
An economy that works for working people is one of the challenges for the CPUSA and the entire progressive movement.
The crisis of college costs and student debt is a reflection of capitalism's inherent tendencies, which poke at the wounds of an already injured economy.
"The return of plutocracy to America was no accident. The drastic decline in market competition has been a result of conscious political decisions."
To really keep up with just population growth some 200,000 good jobs, ones that pay a living wage, need to be created each month.
We must bring down the population through universal education, and government assisted family planning programs; doing so is a necessary condition of controlling global warming.
JPMorgan Chase has raised CEO Jamie Dimon's pay for 2013 by 74 percent, bringing it up to $20 million - we can all breathe a sigh of relief for Jamie.
There was one victory the neo-Confederate Republicans can claim that even the old Confederacy could not: the ability to shutdown the federal government, a symbol of their supreme distaste for both union and democracy.