Tag: unemployment

Peter Barnes: How to Save the Middle Class When Jobs Don’t Pay Enough

January 2015

Sharing common wealth would revive the American Dream for all

Robert Reich: Why Wages Won’t Rise

January 2015

Outsourcing and automation combine with a vast pool of unemployed make wage growth unlikely.

Mahat Tattva: The Retail Jungle

January 2015

Working conditions for part time employees is a national disgrace.

Robert Reich: Why College Is Necessary But Gets You Nowhere

November 2014

While a college education is now a prerequisite for joining the middle class, the middle class is in lousy shape.

Robert Reich: Why the Economy is Still Failing Most Americans

October 2014

Who really creates jobs?

Peter Van Buren: Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?

June 2014

Nine critical questions on the state of the economy and the fate of the unemployed.

Robert Reich: Inequality, Productivity, and WhatsApp

February 2014

What it means for Facebook to acquire a 55-person company for $19 billion.

David Morris: Republican Principles Depend on What’s Best for the Rich

January 2014

A stark look at class warfare in Congress.

Robert Reich: What Walmart Could Learn from Henry Ford

November 2013

Why paying its employees more could be just the stimulus Walmart—and the economy—needs.

Barbara Garson: Down Is a Dangerous Direction

April 2013

How the 40-Year “Long Recession” led to the Great Recession.

Robert Reich: The Stealth Sequester

April 2013

Americans are starting to feel the pain. They just don’t know it yet.

Robert Reich: Why There’s a Bull Market for Stocks And Bear Market for Workers

March 2013

Investment in technology, unemployment, globalization, and the “Fed’s easy-money policies” all contribute to widening inequality.

Robert Reich: Coming Tuesday (Hopefully)—The State of the Union’s Economy

February 2013

Obama should focus on the predominant concerns of most Americans—joblessness, economic insecurity, and the fall of real wages.

Robert Reich: Today’s Job Numbers Show Why Job-Creation Must Take Precedence Over Deficit Reduction

December 2012

Yes, unemployment is down, but don't believe all the hype coming out of Wall Street.

Robert Reich: The Politics of the Jobs Report

October 2012

Media headlines are crowing over the drop in the unemployment rate—but we need to look closer.

Robert Reich: The Most Important Political Week

September 2012

The most important news won't be anything coming from the Democratic National Convention.