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Employers Steal $15B From Low Wage Workers Each Year

February 23, 2018

Millions of workers are paid less than the minimum wage, thanks to the erosion of federal labor protections, says David Cooper of Economic Policy Institute

The War on Wages and the Fight for $15

June 30, 2017
Economic Policy Institute’s Ben Zippered and small business owner Andrew Buerger discuss the overwhelming data that shows minimum wage increases don’t hurt employment, and why uplifting workers also has broader benefits

'Tres Amigos'

February 19, 2014
Jeff Faux and John Ackerman say that neoliberal policies have created out- of-control violence and a humanitarian crisis in Mexico

US Unemployment Insurance

December 11, 2013
Most unemployed persons in US do not receive any insurance, while European countries and Japan offer higher benefit levels that last one to two years

Americans Living in Poverty

June 3, 2013
Paul Buchheit: Based on assets and income, number of people in poverty closer to 50% rather than official stat of 15%

GOP Austerity Enriches Billionaires at Workers’ Expense

May 1, 2013

Jeff Faux: Consumers are between 65 and 70 percent of the economy and they are most affected by the recession. Business is not spending, because consumers aren’t spending – cuts to government budgets won’t change this basic fact

Democrat’s Vision for Economy is GOP-Lite

May 1, 2013

Jeff Faux: Obama attitude towards debt and austerity policies accepts the same underlying assumptions as the Republicans

The Hunger Games Economy

July 18, 2012
Jeff Faux: Dreams of Wall St. and Military Industrial Complex are not compatible with dreams of American middle class