Share the wealth with the people who generate it!
It's a choice.
This rationalization for crappy pay is also a crock.
No, not the other political team. American corporations.
We've become a country of 3 million overlords and 300 million serfs.
Happy May Day. Time to ask for a raise!
Our priorities are seriously screwed up.
I recently wrote about one of the things that has gone wrong in the U.S. economy — namely, that big American corporations are no longer sharing enough of their vast wealth with their rank-and-file employees.
If you’re looking for answers as to what has gone wrong in the U.S. economy–why so many people are unemployed, why so many Americans barely make enough to live on, why “the 1%” just keeps getting richer–here are two charts for you.
[credit provider=”AllThingsD” url=”http://allthingsd.com/”] A couple of years ago, venture capitalist and former Wall Street superstar Mary Meeker published an analysis of the US government’s finances: USA, Inc..Meeker assessed the government as if it were a company.
[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:UnemployedMarch.jpg”] The most important issue in this year’s election is the economy.Unfortunately, this topic has now been “politicized,” which means that you can’t talk about it without being cheered or jeered by fans of each political team.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ReliefWorkHighway.jpg”] Several factors have come together to produce a frustratingly weak economy that has persisted in the U.S. for more than a decade: “Globalization” has opened up a vast pool of billions of workers who work for much less than Americans. This, in turn, has resulted in […]
[credit provider=”flickr/adria.richards” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/adriarichards/4556531975/”] Earlier this week, Apple startled everyone by giving its Apple store employees a big raise (an additional $4 an hour, in some cases).This news left observers both dumbfounded and hopeful.
In case you need more confirmation that the US economy is out of balance, here are three charts for you.
The most important issue in this year’s election is the economy.
After five years of financial crisis followed by economic frustration, many Americans are starting to believe that the country’s best years are behind it and that we’re starting a long, slow decline.
[credit provider=”Henry Blodget, Business Insider” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/”] On Friday in Davos, I interviewed Harvard professor Niall Ferguson, who has been very vocal in recent years about how the world is careening down an unsustainable path. Unless countries get control of their ballooning debts, Ferguson has argued, we will be headed for […]