If we need to keep fossil fuel in the ground to reverse climate change, then people who dig and drill need something else to do to provide for their families.
There is an illusion that American workers' economic woes are attributable to their own lack of appropriate skills rather than to concerted efforts on the part of capital to disempower workers.
Many proposals to prop up or restore the health of our current economic system are at odds with improving the standard of living for workers in the U.S.
An article recently written in Forbes by a Mr. Ralph Benko proposes "human capitalism" as the solution to the shrinking wages and economic stagnation.
In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, preparing to run for a fourth term, proposed a "Second Bill of Rights" for post World War II U.S.
In 2012, I started working at Burger King. I thought it was a great chance to make money on the side. I was sadly mistaken.
While the capitalist class might be digging their own graves, the rest of us need to worry that they will be digging our graves too.
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?"
Rather than asking individuals to increase their value, we need to transform how we as a society value the work individuals do.
During the 1930s, thousands of Native Americans were employed on reservations under a separate division of the CCC in developing natural resources on reservations across the country.