Three graphs: Source: USDA Economic Research Service Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Source: U.S. Census Bureau The juxtaposition speaks. How do you respond?
As our writer Jim has documented, the minimum wage in the United States has dropped over the last five years by 75 cents, while the wealth of corporations has skyrocketed, and chief executives are making hundreds of times more than their companies’ average workers are.
Members of the United States Congress are elected to make sure that the government meet the needs of the American people, but some of them have an awfully strange idea of what those needs are. An example of the odd priorities often expressed by members
For the 2016 presidential race, we have already described the pros and cons of the campaigns of Rick Santorum and Jim Webb. Now it seems time to add another. Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio made it clear this week that he intends to run for
President Barack Obama has the power to adjust the way immigration laws are enforced, and Congress has the power to reign him in. There is no present border crisis. Illegal border crossings have shrunk dramatically under President Obama. However, there is a lingering problem of
“If anyone is interested in writing for _____, get in touch. We cover art, design, fashion, music, video, etc. and have writers based all over the world. It’s voluntary, but looks great on a CV.” “This unpaid internship is a great opportunity to enhance your
Given that it’s a congressional election year, most journalists are sticking to the old political formula of Democrats versus Republicans. In three weeks, however, a message from another political direction will be delivered to the White House. On September 23, activists from the National Campaign
S. 2617 would devastate local economies across the United States, giving workers less money to spend at local businesses, resulting in fewer jobs on worse terms. Included here is a list of those US Senators who have signed their names in support of this ill-advised scheme.
The Fair Minimum Wage Act before Congress (House|Senate) is a bill that would increase the minimum wage from its current $7.25/hour to $10.10/hour over the next two years. After that point, the minimum wage would automatically increase to keep pace with inflation — the tendency
Every day, huge numbers people fly in and out of LaGuardia airport on corporate business, working to keep the flow of money to the financial titans of Wall Street running smoothly. The people who work to keep LaGuardia running smoothly, however, don’t see much money
How bad is it working at WalMart? It’s so bad that you can work there full-time and still need food stamps to feed your family. You don’t have to participate in the WalMart system. You don’t have to support it. You don’t have to just