Links 12/9/16

Jobs:

  • Bill Black: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs- Not Austerity Great article. Black makes a good point that “working class males are the most vulnerable psychologically to being unable to hold a full-time job or the constant fear introduced by the destruction of job security.” I agree that their needs must be addressed. I would just warn him not to ignore the plight of working women in this country. The majority of people in poverty in this country are women. You cannot seriously address inequality and poverty in the United States without addressing the economic needs of women.
  • Carrier Union Leader: Fight About Jobs, Not Trump Yes, the welfare of Carrier employees is the most important thing. Trump and Jones have similar goals. Jones needs to realize this and work with him. I realize the reported number of jobs saved was exaggerated, but now that everyone knows that, let’s keep our eyes on the bigger picture: helping Carrier’s workers.

Pay Gap:

Women are now 50 percent of the workforce and manage a majority of the nation’s households. This discrepancy in real wages hampers the paychecks of every single one of them. According to a report from the McKinsey Global Institute, equal pay “could add $4.3 trillion to the country’s economy in 2025.” With every U.S.state and city potentially set to add about “5 percent to their GDP in that period.”

According to the Institute For Women’s Policy Research, poverty rates for working women “would be cut in half if women were paid the same as comparable men.” Proving, of course, that not only would bridging the gender pay gap improve the lives of families across the country, it would go a long way to helping poverty in the United States as a whole.

Unjustified Executive Compensation

The Fight for Higher Wages

White Collar Crime

Poverty:

  • Politicians Ignore the Word Poverty “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”- FDR

Class System in the United States

Mobility in the United States

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