Empathy Deficit Disorder

Empathy Deficit Disorder

-+*Robert Reich: Most Americans aren’t suicidal, and most don’t work at the minimum wage. But many are deeply anxious about their jobs and panicked about how they’re going to pay next month’s bills.

How Great Wealth Undermines Democracy

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-+*Lawrence Wittner: Americans talk fondly of equality, but, to paraphrase a statement in George Orwell’s satire about another allegedly classless society, in this country some people are more equal than others.

Time for a Trust-Busting Beer Bust

Beer Brewing Monopoly

-+*Jim Hightower: Beware, ye who love local beer – do not just sit on your duffs, doing 12-ounce elbow bends, for here come the Big Brew Bastards again, bigger and more menacing than ever.

Great Recession Continues

Great REcession Continues

-+*Sylvia Allegretto : On this side of the Great Recession, after much discussion of inequality, it looks like it is going to be more of the same—typical workers and their families who paid the price during the downturn have gained little during the upturn.

How Laptop Living Almost Left Me Homeless

Affordable Housing

-+*Heather Seggel: When your work doesn’t demand a physical address and you’ve lost social contacts and the web of connections they provide, it’s all too easy to find yourself hovering more or less nowhere.

Raising Most People’s Wages

Raising Most Wages

-+*Robert Reich: The real job creators are members of America’s vast middle class and the poor, whose purchases cause businesses to expand and invest.