I’m sure we’re all shocked that the rich are taking yet another record share of the national economic pie: The gulf between the richest 1% of the USA and the rest of the country got to its widest level in history last year. The top 1% of earners in the U.S. pulled in 19.3% of […]
Elizabeth Warren Addresses the 2013 AFL-CIO Convention “Our agenda is America’s agenda.” If there was ever a populist call to the presidency, this is it. Listen to the end to get the full effect. This Senator can give a good speech.
Picture by K Manley With all the activity by fast food workers to increase their salary, one fast food restaurant located in Dearborn Heights (just outside of Detroit) and north of 94 on Telegraph is leading the way with increased hourly wages for its workers. Presently at $12.00/hour, “Moo Cluck Moo” is […]
I’m seeing all types of comments on the 2013 rise in part time employment that blame it on Obama-care and that is just plain wrong. Based on unpublished BLS data so far this year federal employes forced to work part time because of the sequester account for over 100% of the increase in part time […]
Bill Clinton has become the The Secretary of Explaining Stuff for the PPACA. Maggie goes on to explain to one writer why the Kaiser Calculator is out of date as the Healthcare Exchanges come on line with real pricing. Bob The Kaiser Foundation Calculator is out of date. They created it before any of the […]
Seeing this piece by Andrew Revkin Can cities adjust to a retreating coastline? reminded me to also look closer to home. We all too readily forget that NYC is not a typical problem of a coastal communitiy…so what do planners in smaller towns face? How do they choose responses, for instance, if an engineering report […]
Thank you contributors and readers, it’s true. We are listed at 34th this time, even missing Robert Waldmann and Kenneth Thomas mentions in Paul Krugman’s New York Times columns this month as rankings were determined in July. Onalytical Indexes publishes their Top 200 Influential Economics Blogs – Aug 2013 by Andreea Moldovan It’s been several months since […]
Huh? Repeal the PPACA to Help Hispanics and African-Americans ? ? ? Crooks and Liars carries a conversation by Repub Senator Ted Cruz with Candy Crowley on CNN. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is making it his crusade to repeal the PPACA so as not to cause harm to the most vulnerable of America who […]
The markets don’t believe it. Exhibit: If the market isn’t stupid enough to believe that CEOs are compensated based on the “value” they add to the company, why should we be?
New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) offers a brief glimpse into how people share or point to information on social networks, in this case Twitter. The subject of BBC programs caught my eye as opposed to food or pets, being rather wonky in image and therefore noticeable in relation to Angry Bear. Angry Bear has […]