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An old cliché says: "Hard work always pays off."
Really? Ask a farm worker about that, or talk to a McDonald's fry cook working three shifts to piece together an income... [read more]
Anyone who works full time, ought not live in poverty. Period.
Raising the minimum wage above the poverty level, is not a question of economics (even though it would be a... [read more]
Did you scramble to get your taxes done this year, dashing to the mailbox at the last minute? Yeah, me too.
I really didn't mind paying what I owe – but... [read more]
Have you noticed that The Powers That Be employ an entirely different standard for measuring the health of America's job market than they use for the stock market?
They're currently... [read more]
Media outlets across the country trumpeted the stunning news with headlines like this: "Citigroup Punished."
At last, went the storyline, the Justice Department brought down the hammer on one of the... [read more]
Excellent news, people. Let me put it to you as a number: 8.7 million.
That's how many new jobs the American economy has generated since the "Great Recession" officially ended in... [read more]
When I heard that our congress critters are taking an extended vacation for all of August and part of September, I had two incongruous reactions: Anger… and gratitude.
Gratitude, because their... [read more]
When Wall Street wrongdoer Citigroup accepted what the media hailed as a whopping $7-billion penalty for defrauding its own investors and wrecking our economy, the bank's CEO just shrugged, saying: "We believe that this settlement... [read more]
Gosh, has it already been two weeks since Congress took a vacation?
Those poor stiffs must be pooped from trying to catch up on all the heavy lifting that piled... [read more]
In my unstinting effort to keep you up-to-the-moment in the digital world of "what's happening next?", allow me to introduce you to two terms you might not have encountered in your own busy world.
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