Tag Archive for the Economy

The Economy in 2016: On the Edge of Recession

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Robert Reich – Economic forecasters exist to make astrologers look good, but I’ll hazard a guess. I expect the U.S. economy to sputter in 2016. That’s because the economy faces a deep structural problem: not enough demand for all the goods and services it’s capable…

The Perils of Circus Politics

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Robert Reich – The next president of the United States will confront a virulent jihadist threat, mounting effects of climate change, and an economy becoming ever more unequal. We’re going to need an especially wise and able leader. Yet our process for choosing that person…

Ten Ways to Make the Economy Work

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – One big reason America was far more equal in the 1950s and 1960s than now is unions were stronger then. That gave workers bargaining power to get a fair share of the economy’s gains – and unions helped improve wages and working conditions…

The Defining Economic Moment and Hillary Clinton

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – It’s a paradox. Almost all the economic gains are still going to the top, leaving America’s vast middle class with stagnant wages and little or no job security. Two-thirds of Americans are working paycheck to paycheck. Meanwhile, big money is taking over our…

What If We Could Save American Democracy With Watchdog Journalism?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. – What if? What if we could figure out a way to bring American journalism back from the brink of death? Would it be possible to make American democracy work again for “the people?” Sitting here on…