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Corporate Insider Exposes Opponents of CEO Pay Disclosure as “Petty Guardians of Self-Interest”

Earlier this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission finally — after a five year delay — allowed the implementation of a 2010 federal law requiring America’s largest publicly-chartered corporations to disclose the ratio of the pay of their CEOs to the pay of their average workers. Due to further SEC intransigence, the won’t actually see […]

Can We Stamp Money Out Of Politics… With A Stamp?

The other day, when I looked at my change from the grocery store, one bill stood out in particular. It was a one dollar bill, and right next to the face of George Washington, there was printed, in red ink, the message: Stamp Money Out Of Politics: Amend The Constitution”. I’d never seen this message […]

Why the overdue SEC rule will underestimate the gap between CEO and worker pay

In 2010 — five years ago — the U.S. Congress passed into law a requirement that publicly-traded corporations must publicly reveal the gap between the pay for their CEOs and the pay for the rest of their employees. It wasn’t until yesterday that the Securities and Exchange Commission finally followed the law and enacted a […]

Fact Check: Did Sean Hyman use the Bible to Predict Best Buy Stocks Sinking to $11 a Share?

Today I received a spam e-mail message linking to the conservative website “NewsMax,” on which the following claim was made:

What the Bible Says About Money (Shocking)

Most people know Sean Hyman from his regular appearances on Fox Business, CNBC, and Bloomberg Television, but what they don’t know is that Sean is a former pastor, […]

Wage and Hour Complaint Backlog at US DOL still higher than under Bush, but Improving

Quick Guess: under what kind of presidential administration is a backlog of official employee complaints about wage and hour violations allowed to build up at the Department of Labor? A Republican presidential administration or a Democratic presidential administration?

If you guessed “Republican,” think again.

The staffers of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. […]

Slicky Tricky Amazon Asks Shoppers To Buy BEFORE Its Big Prime Day Online Sale

At Amazon, you can shop now, while prices are still high, or pay for the privilege of discounts tomorrow, at the pay-to-save, membership-only sales tomorrow. So many ways to lose a lot of money! […]

Martin O’Malley Talks Tough To Big Banks

When Martin O’Malley talks tough about big banks, does that make you more likely to support the O’Malley for President campaign? […]

Scott Walker Fights For Americans, But Which Americans?

It’s worth noting that even as he is supported by a scowling segment of the population, Scott Walker is calling for a return of the Patriot Act, and its massive surveillance of Americans’ private communications by the federal government. […]

Three Graphs: Per Capita GDP Up, Worker Productivity Up, Worker Pay Stagnant in the USA

Three graphs:

Source: USDA Economic Research Service

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

The juxtaposition speaks. How do you respond?


Jeb Bush Fact Check: Is Declining Worker Productivity to Blame for America’s Economic Rut?

Jeb Bush said it July 8 in an interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader:

New Hampshire Union Leader: Anything specific?

Jeb Bush: “We’re working on a strategy to, that’s kind of under, let’s say, my aspiration for the country, and I believe we can achieve it, is 4% growth as far as the […]

Bernie Sanders Says Oxi Along With Greece

Bernie Sanders stands with the people of Greece against the big banks. So far, Hillary Clinton has nothing to say on the outcome of the referendum. […]