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Can She Fix It?

As I have recently pointed out, Hillary Clinton is now likely to be our next president.  In my last post I provided vivid evidence… 313 more words

Jack Heidel

"The Slow Pace Of Change In America": Bravo To Tubman, But U.S. Women Still Not Getting The Full $20

My apologies upfront to those cheering the announcement that Harriet Tubman will grace the front of the $20 bill, and that a few other women will eventually get similar treatment on other currency, but the announcement Wednesday by U.S. 587 more words

Economic Inequality

Five Ways to Destroy the U.S. Economy

For seven years following the end of the Great Recession in June 2009 our economy has been plodding along at an average growth rate of 2.1% per year, much more slowly than after a typical recession. 353 more words

Jack Heidel

No, The Gender Pay Gap Isn’t A Myth — And Here’s Why

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On Equal Pay Day, a reminder: The gender wage gap is very real.

One of the most common arguments made about the gender pay gap is that it simply doesn’t exist. 1,089 more words

U.S. Politics

"The Way We Never Were": Decades On, Advocates Of 'Family Values' Still Miss The Point

A quarter-century ago, amid a political environment obsessed with the decline of “family values,” a book was published that methodically blew holes in the myth-making at the heart of this outlook. 755 more words

Republicans

"Sanders’s Story Provides A Comforting Fable": What Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Understand About American Politics

At the recent Democratic town hall, moderator Chris Cuomo presented Bernie Sanders with what has been a common complaint about his presidential campaign: Sanders’s relentless focus on income inequality, in this campaign and through his career, raises the question of whether he is prepared to address the full spectrum of issues faced by a president. 1,224 more words

Republicans

"Is Vast Inequality Necessary?": Inequality Is Inevitable; The Vast Inequality Of America Today Isn’t

How rich do we need the rich to be?

That’s not an idle question. It is, arguably, what U.S. politics are substantively about. Liberals want to raise taxes on high incomes and use the proceeds to strengthen the social safety net; conservatives want to do the reverse, claiming that tax-the-rich policies hurt everyone by reducing the incentives to create wealth. 755 more words

Conservatives