The End Of Development

By Tim Barker, Dissent Magazine. -

When I was in high school, my economics class read The End of Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs. The book is a passionate appeal to help those living in the worst poverty in the world. Sachs writes that [...]

Building Or Unbuilding America?

By Nomi Prins, Tom Dispatch. -

During the Trump years, the phrase “Infrastructure Week” rang out as a sort of Groundhog Day-style punchline. What began in June 2017 as a failed effort by The Donald’s White House and a [...]

The Actual Effects Of Enhanced Unemployment Benefits

By John Miller, Dollars and Sense. -

No matter how hard they search, unemployed workers can’t find jobs that don’t exist. The major cause of today’s high unemployment is the lack of jobs, not workers who have stopped searching for [...]

New Jobs Report Consistent With Weak Economy

By Jeff Cox, CNBC. -

Weaker-than-expected job growth in September sent a signal that the sharp economic recovery off the coronavirus shutdown may be hitting a wall. The Labor Department reported Friday that [...]

Consequences Of Inadequate Action By Congress

By Kirstyn Flood, Economic Policy Institue. -

Without federal aid to state and local governments, millions of jobs in the public sector will be lost by the end of 2021, severely impacting Black workers, women, and veterans, who are [...]

There Can Be No Equality Without Employment Opportunity For All

By William Lazonick, Philip Moss, and Joshua Weitz, Ineteconomics. -

The employment opportunity that privileged the white male was much more than a job. By the 1960s, growing numbers of white men had employment that gave them steadily rising real earnings, often [...]

‘Misclassification Error’ Is Making Unemployment Rate Look Lower Than It Really Is

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

Buried at the bottom of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' May jobs report—which President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers touted Friday as evidence that the U.S. economy is rebounding from [...]

The War Industry Threatens Humanity

By David Swanson, World Beyond War. -

I’m adding Christian Sorensen’s new book, Understanding the War Industry, to the list of books I think will convince you to help abolish war and militaries. See the list below. Wars are driven [...]

Low-Balling The Unemployed In The 2020 Economic Collapse

By Jack Rasmus, Predicting the Global Economic Crisis. -

This past Friday, May 8, the US Labor Dept. released its latest jobless figures. The official report was 20 million more unemployed and an unemployment rate of 14.7%. Both mainstream and [...]

How Accurate Are The US Jobs Numbers?

By Jack Rasmus, -

While the Current Establishment Survey (CES) Report (covering large businesses) shows 263,000 jobs created last month, the Current Population Survey (CPS) second Labor Dept. report (that covers [...]

Growing Despair Amidst Insecure Economic Recovery

By David Rosen, Counterpunch. -

It’s now almost a decade since the last fiscal crisis, launching what was dubbed the “Great Recession.”  It wreaked havoc on the U.S. banking system and the housing market, leaving millions of [...]

Real US Wages Are Essentially Back At 1974 Levels, Pew Reports

By Drew Desilver, Pew Research Center. -

On the face of it, these should be heady times for American workers. U.S. unemployment is as low as it’s been in nearly two decades (3.9% as of July) and the nation’s private-sector employers [...]

Imagining A World With No Bullshit Jobs

By David Graeber And Chris Brooks, -

In this interview about his latest book, David Graeber discusses the role of unions, the challenges posed by automation and “the revolt of the caring classes.” Is your job pointless? Do you feel [...]

Immigrants Create Jobs for US Workers, Boost the U.S. Employment Rate

By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact   -

When immigrants bring their skills to the U.S. labor market, everyone—immigrants and native-born workers alike—benefit from their company. Research has repeatedly shown that native-born workers [...]

100% Renewable Is Feasible And More Cost-Effective Now

By Staff, -

By Staff for Energy Watch Group. A global transition to 100% renewable electricity is not a long-term vision, but already a tangible reality, a new groundbreaking study by the Lappeenranta [...]

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