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It’s Time For the 30-hour Week

Popular Economics Weekly Don’t look now, but we should soon have the 30-hour work week as the standard, instead of the 40-hour work week last enshrined during FDR’s New Deal. Why, when Americans now work more hours than any other … Continue reading

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Why Lower Growth, Higher Corporate Profits?

Popular Economics Weekly First-quarter economic growth wasn’t as bad as expected, yet corporate profits were much better than expected. So what are corporations doing with their profits, rather than investing in future growth? The second revision to first-quarter GDP came … Continue reading

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The Bully Mentality—Part II

Financial FAQs NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, just announced 2014 the warmest year in recorded history, and 14 of the last 15 years as the warmest in recorded history. Yet Paul Krugman in his latest NYTimes Oped still … Continue reading

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Michigan Republicans Repeat Economy Wrecking Doctrine

Financial FAQs Michigan has become the latest Republican-led effort to wreck economic growth in passing a right-to-work laws that restrict unions. With all apologies to Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine, Repubs are no longer waiting for recessions to enrich their wealthiest … Continue reading

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