Editors' Blog

Economists give 10 facts about the recovery

Today, the Economic Policy Institute provided 10 facts about the economy during the recovery.

Save the nation! Tax corporations! Tax the rich!

From CPUSA Political Action Commission:

Video: Howard Dean talks about change from the bottom up

This clip is an exchange between MSNBC's Cenk Uygur and former DNC Chair Howard Dean.

Pres. Obama extends unemployment benefits

President Obama Re-authorizes Federal Unemployment Extension for 2012 Due To Continuously High Unemployment NumbersNew York, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2011In the darkness of unemployment, there is still a glimmer of hope for 13.7 million Americans currently collecting unemployment shown on Unemployment-Extension.Org (as of May 2011).President Obama has reauthorized the federal unemployment extension benefits for another 13 months.

Jobs report

Latest DOL numbers for first-time jobless claims. After dipping to the lowest levels in two years earlier a couple months ago, this particular number has risen sharply over the past weeks, giving some reason to fear growing unemployment and a "double dip." More details soon:

Manufacturing revival in America?

Weak dollar, more direct investment help push a manufacturing revival?

Imaginary debate over Keynes and Marx

First speaker:  Keynes has an under-consumption theory of unemployment (to relate the classic Marxist under-consumption vs overproduction debate on crises).Second speaker:American Marxists have in their majority plumped for good ol' Keynesian pump-priming as a solution to the unemployment problem.

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