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Productivity Versus Compensation

Work harder. Make more money. Be a success. That’s the conventional logic. It was wise – until about 1974. Since then compensation hasn’t grown as fast as productivity. 114 more words


The corporate push to Fast Track the TPP is in high gear. And Wall Street's Senator Ron Wyden will determine what happens next.

If we are going to defeat the job killing, environmentally devastating, Trans-Pacific Partnership from being railroaded through Congress using Fast Track Authority, then we need to get Senator Wyden to oppose it once again. 728 more words

Being Poor Hurts

Forget ideology but remember compassion. Being poor hurts. Because of stress, living conditions, riskier jobs, poorer health, and fewer alternatives, being poor causes pain. Want to make the world a better place? 18 more words

Income Inequality

Storytellers Of Tall Trickle Down Tales.

Posted on February 24, 2015

by Jerry Alatalo

How many have watched the credit card advertisements which promise “2% cash back” on all purchases without considering interest rates on the cards of 10%, 20% – or more if payments are late? 812 more words

Earth Matters

Knowledge Isn’t Power

Regular readers know that I sometimes mock “very serious people” — politicians and pundits who solemnly repeat conventional wisdom that sounds tough-minded and realistic. The trouble is that sounding serious and being serious are by no means the same thing, and some of those seemingly tough-minded positions are actually ways to dodge the truly hard issues. 757 more words


Economic Myths #13 – Wealth Inequality and “The 1%”

The inequality of wealth and income has been in the news again lately. According to the Daily Telegraph, 1% of the world’s population will own half of its wealth by next year. 1,151 more words


GDP Is Up For Some

Gross Domestic Product, GDP, is up, at least over years. The US economy is impressive when viewed over decades. Unfortunately, 78% of the recent growth has gone to the 1%. 44 more words