As Atrios says, you've got to love the framing of this article:
Originally posted at Capital Gains and Games. How ridiculous is the fiscal cliff debate? The answer is that it’s off-the-wall crazy. Consider the following.
In Wednesday's debate Mitt Romney repeated his claim that cutting individual and corporate income taxes creates jobs.
"I’m gonna float like a butterfly and sting like a bee; George can’t hit what his hands can’t see; Now you see me, now you don’t; He thinks he will, but I know he won’t.
In yet another attack on the minimum wage, New York Times Economix blogger Casey Mulligan argues that the failure of part-time employment to continue to increase at the end of 2009 is proof that the July 2009 minimum wage increase prevented 800,000 part-time jobs from being created.
As the nation commemorates Christopher Columbus, let's not forget his 21st Century descendants: the multinational corporations who span the globe in search of wealth.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics was created in 1884 by Chester Alan Arthur -- and now Jack Welch wants to see its birth certificate.
UPDATE: This post when originally published on Oct. 3 was a "Top 10" list. It has been expanded to include the new excuse: "Chicago" Rigged The Jobs Numbers.
The September jobs report is more of the same. We witness slow growth, with job creation barely at levels needed to keep up with workforce growth.
There's a lot of post-debate analysis going on -- some would say too much -- but not enough is being said about the ace in the Democrats' deck: defending Social Security and Medicare.
I've been detecting quite a bit of smug, self aggrandizement coming from certain Democratic quarters about the brilliance of the stimulus and how it deftly avoided all the problems that Europe and the UK are facing with their harsh austerity programs.
Walmart warehouse workers have been staging strikes, now workers at some stores are joining in. This morning in Pico Rivera, California, Walmart workers staged a one-day work stoppage, saying there has been retaliation against them for trying to organize a union.
After last night’s tiresome presidential debate, President Obama’s supporters were replete with what Groucho Marks used to call “departee” – suggestions on what the president should have said. That’s a pretty good indicator about how the debate turned out.
I think President Obama spoke the best line in the debate last night.
Golly, I'm so old I can remember when the Republicans used to go into a fugue state and start speaking in tongues upon hearing tales of Democratic campaign organizers offering free cigarettes to homeless people to get them them to vote:
Originally posted at Capital Gains and Games.
The conventional wisdom says that when a President runs for re-election the race becomes a referendum on the economy. Unemployment's still at record highs, poverty has soared, and middle-class Americans are struggling to stay afloat. And yet the President has a commanding lead in the polls.
For months I’ve been part of a chorus of voices calling on the presidential candidates to talk about home opportunity.
The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights has issued a report describing the company Mitt Romney invested in and described in the now-famous secret video – Global-Tech – as a "brutal Chinese sweatshop."
The complicated story of how the 1%ers and their corporations evade democracy's taxes is the story of our crumbling schools and infrastructure and the flow of all the gains of our economy to a very few at the top.
In his most recent column, Paul Krugman makes a convincing case that the "real referendum" in this election isn't about President Obama's (real or imagined) economic policies, but about the "the legacy of the New D
How do you know that Elizabeth Warren won yesterday's debate with Sen. Scott Brown? Both campaigns released web videos today. But only Warren's features a moment from the debate: The Scalia Moment.
Republicans’ reaction to last week’s Monday Night Football debacle was record breaking given their decades of hating on union workers.
As Wednesday’s presidential debate approaches, the pundits are starting to handicap the event.
In the wake of an anemic jobs report that his Republican challengers are laying at his feet, President Obama could rightly respond that if he could have signed into law a jobs plan along the lines of what the House Progressive Caucus has proposed for the past two years, we would likely see 2 million...
Want jobs? Here's how.
The August job numbers -- a disappointing 96,000 net new jobs for the month – only reinforce the need for greater action on jobs. At this rate, new job creation is not sufficient to cover the people coming into the jobs market.
Last week, Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke announced a dramatic new commitment of the Fed to keep long term interest rates low in the hope of boosting employment and economic growth.
In my previous post this morning, I noted that the U.S. is starting to look a lot like Greece, at least in terms of austerity-driven suicides.
What we have here is a failure to communicate. Poll after poll shows that voters are concerned most of all about jobs and the economy. Yet in Washington and on the campaign trail, attention has turned to deficits and how to get our books in order.
We have millions unemployed with millions more underemployed or just gave up looking, our infrastructure is literally crumbling, our trade deficit is horrendous, our "safety net" has eroded below minimum acceptable standards, pensions are cut or gone, the climate is getting more and more unpredictab...
Those of you who read this blog know that I've been nearly apoplectic over the past few months over the behind the
Originally posted at Capital Gains and Games. This is a true but hard-t-believe story.