Monthly Archives: June 2013

The masterful George Carlin at the National Press Club


The Pushback Against Privatization Across the Country

“The decades-long effort to privatize public services and assets is hitting some bumps, with state and local governments reconsidering whether for-profit companies should be allowed to indiscriminately profit off of taxpayer dollars with limited accountability.”

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While this article is overly optimistic, at least it’s something. We’ve got a long long way to go…

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No, manufacturing jobs won’t revive the economy

Stop claiming a factory boom will save the country and lift people up. Here’s what these jobs really look like
By Livia Gershon

Click anywhere to go to Salon article


Chomsky fest


THE POLITICAL 1% OF THE 1%

The Sunlight Foundation uses cutting-edge technology and ideas to make government transparent and accountable. Click here to go to the Sunlight Foundation’s website


Jacobin Magazine

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U.S. Median Wealth Only 27th in World

Here is the list of the top 27 countries by median wealth per adult.

Country Median Wealth
Per Adult

1. Australia $193,653
2. Luxembourg $153,967
3. Japan $141,410
4. Italy $123,710
5. Belgium $119,937
6. United Kingdom $115,245
7. Iceland $ 95,685
8. Singapore $ 95,542 (non-OECD)
9. Switzerland $ 87,137
10. Denmark $ 87,121
11. Austria $ 81,649
12. Canada $ 81,610
13. France $ 81,274
14. Norway $ 79,376
15. Finland $ 73,487
16. New Zealand $ 63,000
17. Netherlands $ 61,880
18. Ireland $ 60,953
19. Qatar $ 57,027 (non-OECD)
20. Spain $ 53,292
21. United Arab Emir. $ 47,998 (non-OECD)
22. Taiwan $ 45,451 (non-OECD)
23. Germany $ 42,222
24. Sweden $ 41,367
25. Cyprus $ 40,535 (non-OECD)
26. Kuwait $ 40,346 (non-OECD)
27. United States $ 38,786

Click anywhere on the list to go to a discussion of these data at the blog Middle Class Political Economist.


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