Today's business reports will headline a 431,000 growth in employment during May - but there's one little problem: nearly all were temporary Census jobs.
Recently I read with dismay an article by Mort Zuckerman, the editor of U.S. News & World Report, on the Huffingtonpost.com titled 'Breaking the Public Sector Unions' Stranglehold on State and Local Governments.' First, that's a whopper of a title, right? Secondly, the article has nothing at all to do with facts.
Capitalism is bad for working-class people. Unregulated capitalism is even worse.
For communities that were already in economic freefall before this recession, it's a catastrophe.
If you rely on the major mass media to get a picture of what's going on in the world you probably think the economic crisis in Greece was caused by irresponsible Greek workers living high off the hog.
The Bank of North Dakota, the only state-owned bank in America, earned a record profit last year even as private-sector banks lost billions.
By any objective measure, Wall Street has given up its right to manage our nation's finances.
Day labor status is being forced on more and more full-time American workers, whether they want it or not, and a new book tells precisely what it's like.
Proclaiming that "all men are born free and equal" and that government of the people arises from the citizens themselves, rather than from any "divine right," the French Revolution began a new era in human history.
If you listened to the recent testimony of Wall Street executives about the financial crisis, you would think that they were mere innocent spectators to it all.