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Keep in mind government’s good works

This past week I flew out to visit my 94-year-old dad in Vermont. We drove around a large part of the state, taking in the Green Mountains, the old towns chartered before the revolution, the pastures and forests and hills…

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Column

Senator Jeff Merkley’s plan to help underwater homeowners

Homeownership has been a hallmark of the American dream since the days of westward expansion, but today that dream has never been more fragile. Every day, families struggle to make payments on underwater mortgages in a depressed housing market, threatening

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Rebuilding the foundation of Social Security

[By John Burbank, Executive Director, EOI – cross-posted from The People’s Pension] A secure and dignified retirement was a symbol of American middle class well-being – a hybrid product of government social insurance, the corporate social contract, and the post-World

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Retirement Security, Social Security

U.S. needs a new labor movement

From the Everett Herald: Labor Day was first celebrated on Sept. 5, 1882 by the members of the Central Labor Union in New York. During the following decade, several states and cities made Labor Day an official holiday. Meanwhile. the

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