December 4, 2013
You Can’t Fix Income Inequality Without Fixing Unemployment

President Obama’s speech today on income inequality was long and eloquent, but if I could boil it down to a one-sentence summary, it would be this: 
Large-scale efforts to protect the economy’s neediest have a triumphant history in America.
Jump back a 100 years. Our problems are different—and much worse. 
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

You Can’t Fix Income Inequality Without Fixing Unemployment

President Obama’s speech today on income inequality was long and eloquent, but if I could boil it down to a one-sentence summary, it would be this: 

Large-scale efforts to protect the economy’s neediest have a triumphant history in America.

Jump back a 100 years. Our problems are different—and much worse.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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    Preach
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    Even old goofy Henry Ford figured it out, if you pay people a decent wage (he went 3 X over the average 100 yrs. ago)...
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    The speech is a naked attempt to boost his poll numbers without actually doing anything for working people, i.e. classic...
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