Category Archives: Work

A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you

By Clifton Mark Source: Aeon ‘We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else …’ Barack Obama, inaugural address, 2013 ‘We must … Continue reading

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Survival of the Richest

All Are Equal, Except Those Who Aren’t By Nomi Prins Source: TomDispatch.com Like a gilded coating that makes the dullest things glitter, today’s thin veneer of political populism covers a grotesque underbelly of growing inequality that’s hiding in plain sight. And … Continue reading

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The Erosion of the Middle Class — Why Americans Are Working Harder and Earning Less

By John Liberty Source: The Mind Unleashed “I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth, … Continue reading

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Prices, plutocrats, and corporate concentration

Would less corporate concentration – and a weaker corporate capacity to raise prices – mean less inequality? By Sam Pizzigati Source: Nation of Change Andrew Leigh, a member of the Australian parliament, has a side gig. He just happens to … Continue reading

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What Are We Working For? The Economic System is a Labyrinthine Trap

By Edward Curtin Source: Global Research One also knows from his letters that nothing appeared more sacred to Van Gogh than work.” – John Berger, “Vincent Van Gogh,” Portraits Ever since I was a young boy, I have wondered why people … Continue reading

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The Recession Will Be Unevenly Distributed

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Those households, enterprises and organizations that have no debt, a very low cost basis and a highly flexible, adaptable structure will survive and even prosper. The coming recession will be unevenly distributed, … Continue reading

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Why Are so Few Americans Able to Get Ahead?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Our entire economy is characterized by cartel rentier skims, central-bank goosed asset bubbles and stagnating earned income for the bottom 90%. Despite the rah-rah about the “ownership society” and the best economy … Continue reading

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America’s Social Depression Is Accelerating

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds We need to value honesty above optimism. Once we can speak honestly, there is a foundation for optimism. Beneath the rah-rah statistics of “the greatest economy ever,” the social depression is accelerating. The … Continue reading

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