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.
Way over a million workers are immediately affected by the shutdown. Will they get back pay once the government starts up again? With this Congress, who knows?
Republican obstructionists have prevented any agreement, so cuts are in effect and have already damaged health, nutrition, education, public safety and many other programs.
Of those receiving government help in the form of food stamps or the SNAP program, 76 percent are children, disabled, or elderly.
If it were my decision, first I would try to talk Ben Bernanke out of leaving, since he is the closest thing to a "Depression scientist" that has ever been in the job.