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An Unhappy Labor Day: Wages are falling across the U.S.

Perhaps the most important economic trend of the past fifty years is also one of the least discussed. Wages are falling. In the 1950s and 1960s, wages grew as the economy grew. 601 more words

Economics

Glasgow's City Deal

I have been reading about the newly announced though much trailed Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Deal [1]. The Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Region is made up of eight local authorities and consists of 1.75 million people accounting for a third of Scottish GVA, a third of Scottish jobs and just under 30% of Scottish businesses. 741 more words

UK

Jurus Pamungkas BBM Bersubsidi

Produksi minyak nasional pada Juli 2014 tinggal 788.000 barrel per hari, hanya separuh dari tingkat produksi 34 tahun yang lalu (1980). Sebaliknya, konsumsi minyak naik dua kali lipat hanya dalam waktu 20 tahun, dari sekitar 807.000 barrel per hari tahun 1994 menjadi sekitar 1.650.000 barrel per hari tahun 2014. 771 more words

Analisis Ekonomi Kompas

Coming soon: From Here To Prosperity

Yes, I have been a bit quiet over the last two months. That’s because I have had my head down and flat out on writing my book ‘From Here To Prosperity’ which is a practical policy agenda for a sustainable economy and greater social justice. 59 more words

Politics

3.2.7 - When Empathy Withers

When Empathy Withers
Max Stephenson Jr, Virginia Tech
mstephen@vt.edu

Abstract: This brief essay uses several works of fiction and nonfiction to illustrate the profound character of evil that obtains when individuals lose their capacity to empathize with the circumstances and situation of others. 1,685 more words

3.2S

The Paradigm Shift Ahead blog 29

Preamble: The following opinion resulted from an email exchange with an old education colleague and friend.  Our values have always been congruent.  And yet, as the thinking that has become the Earth based education model developed, gaining buy-in has not been successful.  878 more words

The Danger of Willful Ignorance

The Usual Suspects* joined this week with a host of Roman Catholic pacifists to issue a fatwacalling on President Obama to stop opposing genocide, rape, slavery, and murder in Iraq: 1,533 more words

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