Published Articles

Since 1969 the poverty line has not been updated for changes in the standard of living. When we say that a family lives in poverty today, what we really mean is that that family lives in what was considered to be poverty in 1969. READ MORE

November 14, 2011

Everyone knows that America’s unemployment rate is high. At 9.0%, it’s so high that 1 out of every 11 people is unemployed. Unfortunately, the real situation is worse than the official statistics suggest. READ MORE

November 14, 2011

Centralized labor agreements in Finland have served the country well. The Finnish system delivered a cumulative 37% increase in real wages for Finnish workers over the past ten years. READ MORE

November 10, 2011

There has always been a gender gap in jobs and wages, but until recently it was narrowing. In the 1980s and 1990s, American women’s wages rose rapidly toward – but never reaching – parity with men’s. Since the year 2000, however, women’s wages have stagnated. READ MORE

November 7, 2011

Outrageous CEO pay is tearing apart American society. Only a few people are CEOs, but CEOs set the tone for pay and expectations for top professionals in all fields. READ MORE

November 3, 2011

The Qantas management has effectively declared war on its current passengers in order to boost future profits for its investors. READ MORE

October 29, 2011

Not much, really. Greece makes up less than 2% of the European Union’s combined national income. The problems of the Greek economy are only a big deal because a few politically powerful European banks made investments that they now regret. READ MORE

October 27, 2011

The center of the global hedge fund industry isn’t lower Manhattan. It’s in the far suburbs of New York, in leafy Greenwich, Connecticut. If the Occupy Wall Street kids want to kick corporate capitalism where it hurts the most, they might consider following the real money out to Greenwich. READ MORE

October 20, 2011