Editors' Blog

Changes in Cuba's economy

Cuban Council of Ministers Easing Regulations on Self-Employment

What a difference two years makes

Below is a graph depicting trends in job creation in the private sector.

Response to mixed jobs report

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on April Jobs ReportMay 06, 2011Building on renewed job growth in the past several months, our economy added a surprising 244,000 new jobs in April, including 268,000 in the private sector, even as the unemployment rate rose back to 9.0 percent.

Make it in America

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Make it in America AgendaMay 04, 2011

A look at "Socialism 3.0" in China

Below is a brief excerpt from a recent article on the political complexities in China:

How Many Times Can History Repeat Itself as Farce?

I used to write some PA blog  articles on the general theme of "capitalism gone mad.  Today there was a news event which  raised my satirical sensibility.  Donald Trump for President? 

What is equitable "shared sacrifice"?

In a world where Republicans – from members of Congress to governors – are talking about "shared sacrifice," it is increasingly clear they really mean more sacrifice for working families to pay for more tax cuts for the rich.

Taxing the Rich Makes Economic Sense

Even as President Obama addressed the nation today with a deficit-cutting plan, which included the call for cuts in defense spending and higher taxes on the rich, some wealthy Americans have joined a campaign to "tax wealth like work."

Podcast: Why the Colombia Free Trade Agreement is Still a Bad Idea

On this episode PA contributing editor John Case and CPUSA labor commission chair Scott Marshall respond to the new push to pass the Colombia Free Trade Agreement.

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism is a nice little book from University of Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang, incidentally a supporter of capitalism, and is worth a careful read.

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