Tag Archive for Voting

The New Compassionate Conservatism and Trickle-Down Economics

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are zeroing in on inequality as America’s fundamental economic problem. Bush’s new Political Action Committee, called “The Right to Rise,” declares “the income gap is real” but that “only conservative principles can solve it.” Mitt Romney likewise promised…

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…

Why Do Working Class People Vote Against Their Economic Interests?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Poor But Proud: Twenty Years Later – Auburn History Professor Wayne Flynt Answers the Central Political Question of Our Time – by Glynn Wilson – AUBURN, Ala. — In a state where intellectuals are generally scorned as “elitists” — or as former governor and presidential candidate George…