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
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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
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
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