Low prices or livable wages? Let's discuss

My brother read my recent article on income inequality and asked me a question that I think is more generally at play in the debate: "Won't the costs of increasing the minimum wage simply be passed on to consumers?"


Reader voices: Even for hospital workers, health care is a problem

As a health care professional, taking care of people and helping them comes from my heart and soul. It is what I love to do and truly feel what I was called to do with my life.


Big business behind Rick Perry's push in Missouri

Rick Perry, the right-wing Republican governor of Texas, is running TV and radio ads - backed by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce - attacking the Democratic governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon.


Caterpillar capitalism triumphs

Machinists at Caterpillar voted to accept the company's contract offer, which included the same give backs as the one they rejected some four months ago.


The rising medical debt crisis

Hundreds of thousands of laid off and discharged workers have lost their health insurance as a result of the current depression, resulting in an alarming jump in the amount of medical debt.


$5.00 per gallon at pump, $5 million per hour at Exxon Mobil

Millions of Americans are learning the new math: corporate economics.


An open letter to free-market patriots

Can you be patriotic if your true and only interest comes down to corporate profit?


I love baseball but I hate capitalism

Baseball can unite entire cities, but it has a dark side based on extreme exploitation.

Snow job

People Before Profits columnist says it's not a jobs bill, it's a snow job.


Federal aid needed to save jobs and vital services

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- In Connecticut, jobless workers were unable to file for unemployment benefits because the phone lines were overwhelmed.