I’ve always liked reading what Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich has to say about the economy. He is down to earth, practical and believes, quite simply, that people who work for a living — the Middle Class — has been getting the raw end of the deal for decades. In this 2013 documentary, he proves his point, by examining the data and explaining the government policies that created the stagnant wages workers have labored under since the early 1970s.
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- Madam C. J. Walker’s Rags-to-Riches Story Found in the Holdings of the National ArchivesToday’s post comes from Missy McNatt, Education Specialist at the National Archives in Washington, DC. I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. I was promoted from there to the washtub. Then I was promoted to the cook kitchen, and from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair … Continue reading Madam C. J. Walker’s […]