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Piketty for Progressives Part 6 (suite et fin) by Thomas Riggins

Piketty for Progressives (Part Six  suite et fin)

Impact of the 2012 election outcome and conduct on the main challenges facing working people

The Socialist Education Project (SEP) of the CCDS (Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism) is initiating a series of discussions on the theme:

AFL-CIO chief goes on the offensive

No one is doing more than Trumka to stir up anti-austerity politics and action around the country.   This writer seems half-hearted about the  effort, quoting Nelson Lichtenstein, a self-proclaimed "Didn't I tell you!?" expert on the "decline" of US Labor.

Paul Krugman -- Bloice's Quote of the Day -- Nov 27, 2011

Quote of the Day November 26, 2011'Still, don't some of the very rich get that way byproducing innovations that are worth far more to theworld than the income they receive? Sure, but if youlook at who really makes up the 0.1 percent, it's hardto avoid the conclusion that, by and large, the membersof the super-elite are overpaid, not underpaid, forwhat they do.'For who are the 0.1 percent? Very few of them areSteve Jobs-type innovators; most of them are corporatebigwigs and financial wheeler-dealers.