A New Economic Study Proves Why We Need To Raise The Minimum Wage

If you believe conservative pundits and politicians, you probably believe that the poorest Americans are where they are not because we should raise the minimum wage, but because they’re lazy and don’t want to work. There’s hardly a day that goes by when you don’t hear the talking heads at Fox News parrot the tired […]

Jeb Bush Points Out How Badly Our Economy Faltered During His Father And Brother’s Presidencies

Jeb Bush accidentally bashed his father and brother’s presidential legacies yesterday – and basically said President Obama’s administration was doing a better job on the economy at the same time. Recently, Republicans have started up their usual refrain of complaining about government regulations and it’s been unintentionally backfiring on them – as we saw with […]

Fifty Years on the So-Called War on Poverty

Having just completed fifty years in the Lyndon B. Johnson War on Poverty, I do not see a lot of fanfare for this particular war. No country songs. No gripping 24/7 wall-to-wall patriot bombs. No graphs by CNN displaying the wonders of the Poverty Bomb on leveling economic inequality bunkers. This may be partly because […]