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Piketty, Capital, and Inequality on PBS NewsHour

The Marx questions are getting really annoying.

Here is the initial PBS NewsHour profile of Piketty and his book:

The next day, there was a discussion Piketty and… 79 more words


Moving on, moving up: The challenge of low-wage work

“I don’t look that far ahead.”

Paul Riechers lives one day at a time, trying not to picture where he’ll be in a few years. That would only lead to disappointment. 1,789 more words

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From the Middle Class Out

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Creating an Economy That Works for Everyone

For the last thirty years, we’ve been experiencing one long, failed experiment in so-called trickle-down economics… 274 more words

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"Poverty Is First and Foremost a Problem of Work"

A thought-provoking Q&A session with Professor Peter Edelman and Heather Boushey, a senior economist at the Center for America Progress.

The occasion was Edelman’s new book, … 697 more words


U.S. | Men Taking 88% of Recovery Jobs

Men, who lost more than twice as many jobs as women during the worst economic slump since the Great Depression, have landed 88 percent of the non-farm jobs created since the recession ended in June 2009. 130 more words


Charles Murray, a Libertarian who worries about America coming apart along the seams of class

The major point in Charles Murray‘s book—Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010—is that the United States “is coming apart at the seams—not ethnic seams, but the seams of class.” 1,341 more words