July 11-13: At Netroots Nation

The Hidden History of Guns and the 2nd Amendment Book Tour Is Coming...

  • Thursday, June 6: NEW YORK, NY 7:30pm

Location: The Strand (2nd floor), 828 Broadway, NYC

  • Monday, June 10: WASHINGTON, DC 6:30pm

Location: Busboys and Poets, 450 K St NW, Washington, DC

  • Wednesday, June 12: PORTLAND, OR 7:30pm

Location: Powell’s, 1005 W Burnside St., Portland

  • Sunday, June 23: SEATTLE, WA 7:30pm

Location: Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle (West Entrance) w/Elliott Bay Book Company

  • Tuesday, June 25: SAN FRANCISCO, CA 7:00pm

Location: First Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley w/The Booksmith

  • Friday, June 28: CHICAGO, IL 7:00pm

Location: Frugal Muse, 7511 Lemont Rd. #146 (Chestnut Court Shopping Center), Darien

  • Saturday, June 29: MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7:00pm

Location: Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave, St. Paul

  • Friday, July 12: Philadelphia, PA 4:15pm - At Netroots Nation
Location: PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

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Thoms comments about income ineauality in the USA are right on the mark. Since the slow but steady destructions of unions from Reagan forward was accelerated in the early 2000's until unions today do not have enough power to influence politics either on the federal or state level. As a result, laws have continued the eroding of the voice of the working class. Income disparity is a direct result of this planned intended destruction of unions. Despite some serious flaws that became too evident in unions, they were the only balance to big money and the welathy few.

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mdarrenu 1 year 43 weeks ago
#1

I would add that the the MSM never covers Union activities - except in rare cases . Where are the monthly reports from each state on Union Membership? Where is the democratic party or the republicans on the first amendment "right to assemble"? Where are the stiff fines for any type of union participation intimidation? A lot of service jobs are fine and less dangerous if they paid a decent wage. You don't have to bring back manufacturing - you just need people at fast food or retail to make $12 to $18 or more - Costco does it.

The Democratic leadership are so out of touch and the left wing offers solutions that are too impractical. The Democratic party should not be receiving money from Unions - they should be giving money to unions.

mdarrenu's picture
mdarrenu 1 year 43 weeks ago
#2

I would add that the the MSM never covers Union activities - except in rare cases . Where are the monthly reports from each state on Union Membership? Where is the democratic party or the republicans on the first amendment "right to assemble"? Where are the stiff fines for any type of union participation intimidation? A lot of service jobs are fine and less dangerous if they paid a decent wage. You don't have to bring back manufacturing - you just need people at fast food or retail to make $12 to $18 or more - Costco does it.

The Democratic leadership are so out of touch and the left wing offers solutions that are too impractical. The Democratic party should not be receiving money from Unions - they should be giving money to unions. And they need to give up the gun issue. You could win back the western and other rural states.

It's called strategy.

be_logical_not_... 1 year 42 weeks ago
#3

2 interesting plots showing the rise of the wealthy, and the disparity between wages & productivity, and their start RIGHT when Reagan took office. And not much else changing it since:

figure A at:

http://www.epi.org/publication/understanding-the-historic-divergence-between-productivity-and-a-typical-workers-pay-why-it-matters-and-why-its-real/

and this plot:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/nov/13/us-wealth-inequality-top-01-worth-as-much-as-the-bottom-90

very obvious what trickle down really is.

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