standard of living

Standard of Living Declined in Britain Due to Government Austerity

April 16, 2017

A new study shows that the standard of living in the UK has dropped for the first time since 2014. This is the result of government austerity says economist John Weeks

Oligarchs, Fascists and the People’s Protest in Ukraine

March 28, 2014

Derek Monroe says the Ukrainian far-right, with the backing of local oligarchs, the US and the EU, hijacked popular protests against corruption

Actual US Poverty Twice Official Figure

May 28, 2013

Jeannette Wicks-Lim: According to official figures 15 percent of Americans live in poverty, real numbers are over 33 percent of Americans cannot meet basic needs

Will a Grand Bargain or Betrayal be Obama’s Legacy

March 14, 2013

Bill Black: Slate magazine says that President Obama wants a Grand Bargain on budget cuts he can call his legacy – but it will be a Grand Betrayal that makes the recession worse

Austerity and the Death of Logic

March 12, 2013

Bill Black: Both the GOP and the White House refuse to support a bill that ends the sequester, it shows the real intention of the Obama administration

Venezuela Announces the Death of Hugo Chavez

March 5, 2013

Venezuela’s Vice President Maduro tells the nation he is resolved to carry on the work of Chavez

Wilkerson: Why Hagel is a Good Choice

January 29, 2013

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Hagel’s nomination for Sec. of Defense is opposed by those who believe that American military power should be used almost as the sole instrument of American policy