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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- What is Suffrage?This year we mark the 100th anniversary of the woman suffrage amendment, and as it turns out, a lot of people don’t really know what “suffrage” means because it’s mostly fallen out of common usage. The term has nothing to do with suffering but instead derives from the Latin word “suffragium,” meaning the right or … Continue reading What is Suffrage? […]