The deeply unequal America of 2006 had a greater proportion of low-wealth households than the America of earlier postwar decades — that contrast really mattered.
A more equal distribution of wealth would make downturns in the economy less devastating.
Experts will discuss the military budget, job creation, and rebalancing our national security in an interactive dialog that will be broadcast across the country.
After years of brutal austerity, collapsing economies, widespread unemployment, and shredding of the social safety net, Italians said “basta!” Enough!
Come out to a discussion and book signing with Gus Speth of his book, America The Possible,on an attractive and plausible future with the specific changes needed to move toward a new political economy.
Poverty is not, after all, a cultural aberration or a character flaw. Poverty is a shortage of money.
Securing our future means looking for real solutions to our economic woes, not looking to Wall Street.
“How to Liberate America from Wall Street Rule,” New Report, Proposes a Way Out of Economic Recession
As Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke discusses preventing inflation, a new report being released next week calls for restructure of the Fed, bank localization, and more.
As hard economic times get harder, many Americans turn to helping each other.
For the past few months, IPS’ Break The Chain Campaign has been working with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Jobs with Justice and many other key partners to lay the groundwork for a campaign to transform long-term care in the United States for our loved ones who count on the support of caregivers to meet their basic daily needs, the workers who provide the care, and the families who struggle to access and afford care for their loved ones. The campaign has many goals including building a new, values-based movement of care recipients, care providers and their families – to change the way care is treated for all.
The global economy in 2011 is likely to turn even gloomier.
How do we prepare for economic and ecological change? In response to our insecure times, congregations and communities are forming “Common Security Clubs” to build resilience and strengthen community ties.
Don’t supply and demand dictate that new immigrants will steal jobs and drive down wages for U.S. citizens? A leading immigration economist explains why not.
American corporate CEOs, an eye-opening new study documents, have discovered a quick fix that almost guarantees good times for the executive set. They kill jobs.
Sarah Anderson goes on Fox 5 DC to discuss the new Executive Excess report.