Editors' Blog

Unemployment benefits aid economic recovery

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the findings of a multi-year study of the impact of the Unemployment Insurance program in stabilizing the economy during a deep recession.

Demand Congress extend unemployment benefits

With the Lame Duck session beginning, the fight for jobs, extending unemployment benefits and protecting Social Security has begun.

America: The Grim Truth

My corespondant in Thailand sent me this, it is a great description of the USA but the prescription at the end of the article is no good.

Jobs top priority, not deficits

AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka last week blasted the deficit commission's report on deficit reduction proposals to cut Social Security benefits.

Jobs and jobs numbers

Jobs and the economy remain the top priority.

Leadership and Crisis: a Question

It is not a very good Marxist practice to spread despondency about revolutionary prospects, but even Marx and Engels became worried towards the end of their lives about the likelihood of war and the power and ruthlessness of the bourgeoisie (the traditional name of the ruling class, with French origins) in defending their wealth and class position.

White House calls for end to tax loopholes for Big Oil to pay for new infrastructure projects

In a teleconference with reporters following President Obama's economic policy speech in Cleveland, Ohio today (Sept.

Who's responsible for the slow recovery?

FreeStateDem over at DailyKos posted this interesting item on the recovery act with some great links today that is worth a read.

Keep public workers on the payroll and save the economy

The unemployment rate inched up .10 percentage points to 9.6% in August, according to the latest DOL data out today.

Is manufacturing recovering? Does it matter?

At its website, the steelworkers' union (USW) recently touted significant, if mostly ignored, changes in the direction of the U.S. economy.

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