Monthly Archives: December 2013

Some Americans distrust Democracy

Some Americans distrust Democracy                                                               Many communities across America are made up of hardworking, church going, god-fearing regular people. They are responsible adults, attentive parents, active in local affairs, and pillars of business and professions. They are respectable, upstanding citizens who … Continue reading

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Good wages make great nations

Good wages make great nations                                           In 2005 Alaska Airline fired five hundred union baggage handlers and replaced them with contractors. Employees earned thirteen dollars an hour, contractors nine. Union benefits included healthcare. Injured contractors later lined up at emergency centers. … Continue reading

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Investors creating money are destroying jobs.

Investors creating money are destroying jobs. In the 1980s, the stock market seemed unstoppable until black Monday, Oct 19, 1987 when the Dow plummeted 22%. Corporate raiders doing megabuck deals with megadebt epitomized the collapse. Big investors carved up companies, … Continue reading

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Low wages driving up social costs

Low wages driving up social costs                                           By paying low wages employers enjoy the benefits of labor while shifting the costs of living onto the public. To feed their families, fend off sickness, and keep from crime, low wage earners are … Continue reading

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CEOs causing Social Security crisis

CEOs causing Social Security crisis                                                                               Over the last 33 years CEOs of major corporations have been cutting pensions and shifting employees to risky 401(K)s. 401(K)s generate huge fees for Wall Street, force … Continue reading

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