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NO SHOCK, NO AWE

I felt no shock and no awe when I learned about a just-published study that determined the strength of the American oligarchy. The ruse that we live in a democracy is being steadily eroded by the reality of our oligarchy. 257 more words

United States

History has lessons for the Koch brothers and their ilk

From my History in Politics series: The Squeeze

In 1990, when I was the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate running against the incumbent Republican William Cohen, the main issue I became known for was the need to have Universal Health Care in the United States. 1,541 more words

Income inequalities newest victim? The American middle class

If there’s one thing President Barack Obama has talked endlessly and incessantly about since taking office in 2008 it’s America’s middle class.

Turns out his obsession might be warranted. 320 more words

Trickle Down Where?

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“The economic backbone of the U.S. — its middle class — has lost ground over the past decade, thanks to wage stagnation and a greater distribution of wealth going to top earners.” ~ CBS News… 47 more words

American Economy

Canada's middle class is now the world's richest

America’s middle class has been richest in the world for decades, but as David Leonhardt and Kevin Quealy write in the Times‘ new site The Upshot, they’ve lost that distinction to  670 more words

The Middle Class In Canada Is Now Doing Better Than The Middle Class In America

By Michael Snyder

For most of Canada’s existence, it has been regarded as the weak neighbor to the north by most Americans.  Well, that has changed dramatically over the past decade or so.  1,133 more words

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