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What Happened to Rising Wages?

Popular Economics Weekly Everything should point to higher wages and salaries ahead for employees with a 4.3 percent unemployment rate and record corporate profits, but corporate profits go mainly to their executives and owners (and their stockholders) these days. The … Continue reading

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Why are Americans So Unhealthy?

Financial FAQs Americans have just avoided a health care disaster in voting down the Senate’s ‘skinny’ Obamacare Repeal and Replace bill. Even though maintaining most of the taxes to pay for the Medicaid portion, it would have made insurance coverage … Continue reading

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Why Isn’t Washington Working “For the good of the Country?”

Popular Economics Weekly If we really want to know what is depressing consumers, look at how Congress is tied up in knots over the debt ceiling and spending losses from sequestration cuts–$109 billion per year, according to labor economist Jared … Continue reading

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Let’s Put Americans Back to Work

Financial FAQs It’s becoming evident that rather than political gridlock, such as the congressional supercommittee’s obsession with spending cuts, we need to worry about economic growth and jobs. And there are some very good ideas on how to do that, … Continue reading

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