10 Reasons That Long-Term Unemployment Is a National Catastrophe

Unemployment is bad. Obviously long-term unemployment is worse. But it’s not just a little worse, it’s horrifically worse. By Kevin Drum Mother Jones Unemployment is bad. Obviously long-term unemployment is worse. But it’s not just a little worse, it’s horrifically worse. As a companion to our eight charts that describe the problem,...

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10 Ways America Has Come to Resemble a Banana Republic

Alex Henderson AlterNet http://www.alternet.org/economy/10-ways-america-has-come-resemble-banana-republic?paging=off In the post-New Deal America of the 1950s and ’60s, the idea of the United States becoming a banana republic would have seemed absurd to most Americans. Problems and all, the U.S. had a lot going for it: a robust middle-class, an abundance of jobs that...

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Where the Hell Is the Outrage?

Richard Eskow Campaign for America’s Future Blog http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/07/09-0 From the first breaths of life to the last, our lives are being stolen out from under us. From infant care and early education to Social Security and Medicare, the dominant economic ideology is demanding more lifelong sacrifices from the vulnerable to...

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