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Obama Ends Presidency With Longest Job Growth Streak Since 1939 (VIDEO)

Obama Ends Presidency With Longest Job Growth Streak Since 1939 (VIDEO)

President Obama’s final economic numbers are in, and the results are impressive. In December, the job market grew by 156,000 jobs. It was the 75th straight month of job growth, the longest growth streak since 1939. The unemployment rate in December ticked up slightly to 4.7 percent from a low of 4.6 percent in November. […]

Raising Wages Will NOT Kill The Job Market! (VIDEO)

Raising Wages Will NOT Kill The Job Market! (VIDEO)

Republicans sure do love Ronald Reagan. He introduced new economic policies during his administration. “Reaganomics” was partially based on the concept of trickle-down economics. The basic idea is lowering taxes for businesses, so they can pay their employees more. Reagan cut the tax rate from 70 percent to 50 percent. The basic idea is that […]

How Would You Like A Basic Income Just For Being Alive? (VIDEO)

How Would You Like A Basic Income Just For Being Alive? (VIDEO)

Most Americans are wage slaves. A lot of us work so hard for so little, breaking our bodies, minds, and spirits so that we may live in poverty instead of total destitution. But what if getting paid didn’t require that kind of sacrifice? 100 Oakland residents may soon realize the futurist’s ideal of universal basic […]

Guess Who’s Finally Raising The Minimum Wage They Pay Workers

Guess Who’s Finally Raising The Minimum Wage They Pay Workers

Costco announced this week that they are raising their minimum wage by $1.50 up to $13 an hour. This is the first time in nine years that they have done so. Their highest paid employees, who make around $22.50 an hour, are getting a 2.5% raise. Costco employs 205,000 people; 117,000 of which are full-time […]

15 Eye-Opening Facts Highlighting The Ethical Bankruptcy Of American Economics

15 Eye-Opening Facts Highlighting The Ethical Bankruptcy Of American Economics

A few years ago, I attended Occupy Denton, lending my voice to those of other Dentonites cursing the wealth and privilege of America’s richest and the bankruptcy of the American economic system. Since hindsight is always 20/20, I have recently questioned the impact and the validity of the Occupy Movement. I think the movement was […]

Walmart Loses In Court – Again

Walmart Loses In Court – Again

  After contesting and appealing a 2007 ruling, Walmart lost again on Dec. 16. And to the tune of $188 million, too. Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected the retail giant’s appeal to a lower court decision, in which Walmart was found to have forced many employees to work without full pay and without proper breaks for […]