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How Does DC Stack Up Against States?

A few additional factoids from the new Census Bureau figures — all reinforcing the acute income divide I’ve already remarked on.

On the one hand, the median income for households in the District was higher than the medians in all but four states. 50 more words

District Of Columbia

The American Worker: Have We Had Enough Yet?

Are you mad?

Have you reached the point where you’ve decided you’re not going to take this crap anymore?

In the last two weeks, I have talked and commiserated with several people dealing with being laid off or in fear of being laid off by the end of the year or working in conditions where the workloads are so obscene that it’s destroying their health.  588 more words

The American Dream/White Collar Sweat Shop

DC Poverty Rate Rises to Nearly 19%

I was all set to write that the poverty rate for the District of Columbia dipped down last year, just as the official national rate… 923 more words

District Of Columbia

Debt Activists Just Canceled $4 Million In Student Debt. For Their Next Trick, They Need Your Help. - by Alan Pyke Posted on September 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm

A sign for Everest Institute, one of several for-profit college brands operated by Corinthian Colleges Inc.

CREDIT: AP

Judith Linhoss was hoping to become a certified paralegal. 470 more words

Lifestyle

Robert Reich: The destructive myth at the heart of American “public” education - ROBERT REICH THURSDAY, SEP 4, 2014 12:58 PM UTC

How inequality and stealth privatization are increasing the achievement gap between the haves and the have-nots

This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.

American kids are getting ready to head back to school. 783 more words

Money

Across The Country, Fast-Food Workers Rally For $15-An-Hour Pay - by ALLISON AUBREY September 04, 201410:42 PM ET

Protesters demonstrate outside a McDonald’s in Chicago. Hundreds of workers from McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s and other fast-food chains were expected to walk off their jobs Thursday to push the companies to pay their employees at least $15 an hour, according to labor organizers. 315 more words

Income Inequality