Monthly Archives: October 2014

CHRISTIE: I’M TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT THE MINIMUM WAGE

Sadly, he’s kind of right. Parents do not want a higher minimum wage for their children. They want it for themselves.

SECRET TRADE DEAL CAUSES MASS PROTEST (IN EUROPE)

While we may be upset that our Congress is away on another 35 week fundraising vacation, we should be relieved that they are not yet able to grant “fast-track” priority (sign and enact with little or no debate) to one or all of the secret, corporate power-grab deals being written (in the blood of workers) […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRIVACY, GLENN GREENWALD EXPLAINS

There may not be an obvious connection between total surveillance and the economic justice issues I try to explain (and proclaim!) in these pages, but it’s there, my friends. I’m not doing anything wrong, so why should I care if the gubmint watches me? https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/glenn_greenwald_why_privacy_matters.html

AMERICA, THE 99%, AND INFORMATION SUPERIORITY

Kind of a must-read, kiddies… Definitely a should-read. http://truth-out.org/news/item/26754-computerized-election-theft-and-the-new-american-century

NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS

Jean Tirole was awarded the Nobel Prize in the field of economics. He is considered the foremost voice on what happens when a few firms control entire industries. This creates “socially undesirable” conditions, such as non-competitive markets, price-fixing, and a lack of innovation. This is the guy who first studied and explained “too big to […]

VACATION? And Other Ways America Lags Behind

Americans take less vacation than other developed countries. Fewer Americans are offered paid vacation. And we’re the only developed country that does not guarantee workers paid sick leave or paid family/maternity leave. And oh yeah, 40 hours is now more like 47. http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/10/08/3577254/no-vacation-days/

TELL CONGRESS: HEARINGS ON GOLDMAN TAPES

Following the release of secret recordings made by Carmen Segarra, the Federal Reserve regulator posted to Goldman Sachs who was fired for doing her job, Senator Elizabeth Warren has called on Congress to hold hearings to investigate. Go sign the petition.

OBAMA & THE RECOVERY

Although there are many audible grumblings from all sides every time the President talks about the economic gains made since he took office, they are real and his administration deserves real credit. Working families are still struggling, wages are stagnant at best, and a 5.9% unemployment rate is not the whole story, but things are […]

ROBERT REICH ON THE BATTLE FOR THE U.S. SENATE

CEO TO WOMEN: DON’T ASK FOR A RAISE

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that women shouldn’t ask for more money but rather simply believe that “the system will give you the right raise.” This is really good advice, because everyone knows The System hates to be asked even simple questions such as “may I please be paid an equal wage for equal work?” […]