What do these two seemingly different events - the recent China trade deal and the Occupy movement - have in common?
The big-name Boston Consulting Group issued a report titled "Made in America Again: Why Manufacturing Will Return to the U.S." But the key word in the title is why.
Lack of demand, not government regulation, is the big problem with the economy.
As important as the troop withdrawal is what happens to them after they leave. Will they go now to Afghanistan? Will they serve in some other location abroad?
Workers everywhere are suffering from the economic crisis and jobless "recovery." Some, however, fare better than others.
Mass unemployment has been a feature of capitalism since it emerged as the dominant social system in 17th century England and spread throughout the world.
President Obama's American Jobs Act contains an important provision outlawing discrimination against the unemployed.
Handmade signs were visible everywhere: in fact the majority of the signs were original works. Several independent press agencies were present, along with most major networks.
The Great Recession of 2008 is looking more like the Great Depression of the 1930s. The economic crisis of U.S. (and world) capitalism is entering its fourth year.
Even though they're afraid to utter the W word, it's pretty easy to see what their views are on issues concerning the majority of voters.