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Why Wages Won’t Rise

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – Jobs are coming back, but pay isn’t. The median wage is still below where it was before the Great Recession. Last month, average pay actually fell. What’s going on? It used to be that as unemployment dropped, employers had to pay more to…

Why Ordinary People Bear Economic Risks and Donald Trump Doesn’t

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – Thirty years ago, on its opening day in 1984, Donald Trump stood in a dark topcoat on the casino floor at Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza, celebrating his new investment as the finest building in Atlantic City and possibly the nation. Last week, the…

The Disease of American Democracy

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near record low. The President’s approval ratings are also in the basement. A large portion of the public doesn’t even bother voting. Only 57.5 percent of eligible…