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Post Post 9/11: Memorial Day Reflections on Maturing in These Times

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Carrie Louise Nutt – The America I grew up in is not the America of today. This is always true. Life is constantly changing. The world is constantly changing. Nothing stays the same. It’s one big ball of organic aliveness. But the difference is that the…

Trade Deals Boost the Top 1% and Bust the Rest of Us

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – Suppose that by enacting a particular law we’d increase the U.S.Gross Domestic Product. But almost all that growth would go to the richest 1 percent. The rest of us could buy some products cheaper than before. But those gains would be offset by…

Raising Most People’s Wages

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped Seattle enact the first $15 per hour minimum wage in the country. Other cities and states should follow Seattle’s example. Contrary to the dire predictions of opponents, the hike…

Students Head Into Heartland to Help Walmart Workers Organize

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – I spent several days in New York last week with students from around the country who were preparing to head into the heartland to help organize Walmart workers for better jobs and wages. (Full familial disclosure: My son Adam is one of the…

The Four Biggest Right-Wing Lies About Inequality

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – Even though French economist Thomas Piketty has made an air-tight case that we’re heading toward levels of inequality not seen since the days of the nineteenth-century robber barons, right-wing conservatives haven’t stopped lying about what’s happening and what to do about it. Herewith,…

Why the Minimum Wage Should be Raised to $15 an Hour

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Robert Reich – Momentum is building to raise the minimum wage. Several states have already taken action. Connecticut has boosted it to $10.10 by 2017, the Maryland legislature just approved a similar measure, Minnesota lawmakers just reached a deal to hike it to $9.50. A…