I blew a gasket paying $3.89 for a gallon of gas the other day. It cost me over $60 to fill the tank and tore a gigantic hole in my pocket.
Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Citigroup were all deeply involved in the sub-prime mortgage crisis, which prompted the Great Recession and the huge budget deficits. And they pay no taxes.
Corporate executives have extracted record profits by sabotaging the recovery on every front - eliminating employees, repressing wages, withholding investment and shirking federal taxes.
Prospects for U.S. workers in the post-recession economy are grimmer than ever.
In the coming year, states face a combined shortfall likely to exceed $112 billion.
Newly released data reveals that racially-based economic inequalities may be at their worst levels since the 1990s.
$800 million is a lot of money but in comparison to the total federal budget of $3.6 trillion is represents less than .00022 percent. So why is Education secretary Arne Duncan fighting so hard to keep $800 million?
On Saturday, America spoke clearly: Tax the rich! Cut the military budget! Tax Wall Street!
Reading the news, one could be forgiven for believing the false notion that there is too little money in the state of New York.
Full disclosure: I LOVE books. I love the way they look stacked on shelves and scattered on my bedside table.