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Should The Minimum Wage Be Raised?

“The ladders of upward mobility that made America an opportunity society have been dismantled by the movement abroad of America’s high value-added, high productivity jobs, leaving displaced Americans with only lowly paid domestic service jobs, such as retail clerks, waitresses, bartenders, and hospital orderlies. Making low pay jobs more livable makes the dismantling of the opportunity society more acceptable.” Some years ago when I was Business Week’s columnist an ...Read full article...

Hunger in America

It’s hard giving thanks when you’re hungry. It’s harder living in the world’s richest country. It’s harder still knowing government officials don’t care. It’s hardest of all wondering how you’ll get by. More below on growing hunger and deprivation. It’s increasing in America at a time trillions of dollars go for warmaking, corporate handouts, and other benefits for rich elites. Giving thanks predated the republic. In 1621, Plymouth Pilgrims ...Read full article...

European Union considers defunding Food Bank Programs

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 Food Banks feed two million people in Spain, twice the number of people than they did in 2007, but their future is now uncertain. Although the financial crisis that has ravaged the continent turned them into the people’s pantry, their existence is now being contested by European authorities who question whether these food banks should be funded at ...Read full article...

How Globalism Destroys Jobs, Businesses And Wealth

American Dream July 14, 2011 As most Americans stand around waiting for the U.S. economy to return to “normal”, there is a never ending parade of jobs, businesses and wealth heading out of the United States.  The jobs and businesses that are leaving are gone for good and will not be coming back.  This is causing unemployment to soar and government debt to skyrocket but our politicians are doing ...Read full article...

40 million people in the United States are on Food Stamps

Reuters Nearly 40 million Americans received food stamps — the latest in an ever-higher string of record enrollment that dates fromDecember 2008 and the U.S. recession, according to a government update. Food stamps are the primary federal anti-hunger program, helping poor people buy food. Enrollment is highest during times of economic distress. The jobless rate was 9.9 percent, the government said on Friday. The Agriculture Department said 39.68 million ...Read full article...