Posts Tagged: capitalism

Want a raise? Join a union.

Fresh data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that only 11.1% of American workers belong to unions. Since the early 1980s, the number of unionized workers in the US has been cut in half. But the overall union membership

Want a raise? Join a union.

Fresh data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that only 11.1% of American workers belong to unions. Since the early 1980s, the number of unionized workers in the US has been cut in half. But the overall union membership

By Joe Saunders from UK (OMGZLOL!!!1! Class War!1!!) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Amazing Shrinking Middle Class

American capitalism is winning its war on the middle class. Middle income earners now make up less than half of the U.S. population. The study just released by the Pew Research Center defines “middle income” households as those having between two-thirds

By Joe Saunders from UK (OMGZLOL!!!1! Class War!1!!) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Amazing Shrinking Middle Class

American capitalism is winning its war on the middle class. Middle income earners now make up less than half of the U.S. population. The study just released by the Pew Research Center defines “middle income” households as those having between two-thirds

Silly Rabbit, Full-Time Jobs Aren’t For You!

Last week, as Fed Chair Janet Yellen held back from raising interest rates, she noted that the seemingly low unemployment rate in fact conceals many workers who have been unable to find full-time jobs and have accepted part-time positions instead. This was

Silly Rabbit, Full-Time Jobs Aren’t For You!

Last week, as Fed Chair Janet Yellen held back from raising interest rates, she noted that the seemingly low unemployment rate in fact conceals many workers who have been unable to find full-time jobs and have accepted part-time positions instead. This was

Get a Job?!?

The American demonization of public income assistance is both legendary and scientifically demonstrable. Survey research by political scientists has repeatedly shown that strong majorities of Americans favor “aid to the poor” while equally strong majorities disapprove of “welfare.” Powerful ideological encoding teaches

Get a Job?!?

The American demonization of public income assistance is both legendary and scientifically demonstrable. Survey research by political scientists has repeatedly shown that strong majorities of Americans favor “aid to the poor” while equally strong majorities disapprove of “welfare.” Powerful ideological encoding teaches

Is the Pope a Communist? Or Are Communists Really Christians?

Under the leadership of John Paul II, the Catholic Church was once a bastion of anti-communist reaction. But is there a more prominent critic of capitalism today than Pope Francis? “How can it be that it is not a news

Is the Pope a Communist? Or Are Communists Really Christians?

Under the leadership of John Paul II, the Catholic Church was once a bastion of anti-communist reaction. But is there a more prominent critic of capitalism today than Pope Francis? “How can it be that it is not a news

What’s Wrong with the Sharing Economy?

It is a supreme irony of our time that at the same moment the disciples of Ayn Rand (author of The Virtue of Selfishness, among other libertarian sacred texts) wield greater economic, political, and cultural influence than ever before, many

What’s Wrong with the Sharing Economy?

It is a supreme irony of our time that at the same moment the disciples of Ayn Rand (author of The Virtue of Selfishness, among other libertarian sacred texts) wield greater economic, political, and cultural influence than ever before, many

Could Be Worse. Could Be Raining.

Here’s one of today’s headlines from business news outlet CNBC: “Maybe US wealth inequality isn’t as bad as you thought.” For those who have followed the steady widening of income and wealth gaps in the United States over the past

Could Be Worse. Could Be Raining.

Here’s one of today’s headlines from business news outlet CNBC: “Maybe US wealth inequality isn’t as bad as you thought.” For those who have followed the steady widening of income and wealth gaps in the United States over the past