Stewart Acuff

Sep 25

Ex-Va. Governor McDonnell Convicted

When do you think we will ever learn? Former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell, a supposed holy man of integrity, family values, and Godliness was convicted by a Virginia jury of 11 counts of

Sep 24

The Enigma of a Dismal Science

Economist Dr. Richard Levins, with whom I wrote my first book, Getting America Back to Work, says that economics is called the dismal science. I keep up with the thinking of all kinds of economists

Sep 23

Bank of America’s $16.65 Billion Mortgage Settlement

We just found out that a task force of state and federal prosecutors reached a settlement of $16.65 billion–that is a B– with Bank of America for their role in the financial meltdown of

Sep 17

45 million are Without Work in Developed Economies

David Jolly in The New York Times has reported on the latest publication of the global Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) whose members include the United States, all of Europe, and Japan.

Sep 16

American Nobel Laureate on the Failure of Capitalism

It is so heartening to see the growing discussion of inequality focusing on the failure of capitalism or the class war instead some kind of economic anomaly that will somehow “correct” itself. American Nobel economist

Sep 15

A Jolt to the Organizer’s Heart

Last week I wandered through the mazelike corridors of a giant hospital in my home of Atlanta, and talked to workers on the bottom rung of the healthcare social and economic system. I once

Sep 11

The Economic Non-Recovery

The jobs recovered since the Wall Street blow-up and the Great Recession are much, much lower paying than the jobs destroyed by the Wall Street blow-up. Until and unless we address the roots of the

Sep 9

Higher Wages Are Good for Business

If you’re reading this blog, chances are that you know basement level wages are bad for workers, bad for business, and ultimately bad for America. Low wages don’t just starve people, they starve both

Sep 8

Fast Food Workers Strike in 150 Cities

The lowest paid and most vulnerable amongst us are leading the way, out on point for a more just America and an economy that can provide jobs that sustain families. Fast food workers in 150

Sep 5

Courage

I have been so happy to see a Labor Day article on Jared Bernstein’s blog that cuts right to the heart of what is wrong with the American economy, and by extension, the lives

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