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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- Holding It Together: From Red Tape to GrommetsIn celebration of American Archives Month we’re looking at some of the many fasteners and seals found in records at the National Archives. Today’s post comes from Rachel Bartgis, conservator technician at the National Archives at College Park, MD. Early 19th-century government clerks relied on ribbon, pins, thread, sealing wax, and wafers to hold their … Con […]