Casinos Fail Old Industrial Towns

By: Monday December 1, 2014 8:13 am

It wasn’t just a business, it was a way of life– what residents of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania referred to simply as “The Steel”– a mill once America’s second largest steel producer with 31,500 souls working in a single facility. The Mill The mill made the steel for the Empire State building and the Golden Gate Bridge, [...]

The Great (Re)Training Robbery

By: Wednesday October 1, 2014 8:04 am

Barack Obama told Americans every worker deserves to know “if you lose your job, your country will help you train for an even better one.” A nice sentiment,and politically safe; it’s just the wrong answer. Those “better jobs” don’t exist, and training doesn’t create jobs. Despite all that, every year the U.S. government spends billions [...]

Once the American Dream

By: Friday September 19, 2014 6:54 am

We were once the American Dream, and now we’re just what happened to it. The people I am talking about in my book Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the #99 Percent seem illusive here on the East Coast; in crazy New York last week, visiting the South Bronx, there are plenty of poor [...]

Arguments Against Raising Minimum Wage Don’t Hold Up

By: Wednesday August 27, 2014 6:59 am

The arguments against raising the minimum wage don’t hold up to facts. Aren’t most people who work for minimum wage teens? No– 88 percent are adults, with more than a third over age 40. These workers earn half of their families’ incomes. Meanwhile, the federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 an hour since [...]

Major Newspaper Endorsements for Obama: Reviewing Domestic Accomplishments Which Received Praise

By: Monday November 5, 2012 1:03 pm

Elections in the United States are a public relations industry. How a campaign convinces a newspaper to respond to its campaign is part of maintaining good relations with the public. Through top newspaper endorsements, one can tell how a campaign has been able to persuade establishment news media that it has the right message for [...]

Why Establishment Media & the Power Elite Loathe Occupy Wall Street

By: Tuesday September 27, 2011 12:22 pm

(photo: Collin David Anderson ) Over the past ten days, hundreds of people have occupied Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan in New York as part of Occupy Wall Street. Citizens have faced down a city that has fortified Wall Street with blockades so corporate criminals responsible for the economic collapse in 2008 can avoid confrontations [...]

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