January 2, 2014
Will 2014 Be the Year the Economy (Finally) Works for Workers?

Since the global recession ended, economic forecasters have been trying to call the Next Big Crash that would once again drag the world back into the sewer. It was going to be Europe. No, make that China. Or a cascading collapse of commodity prices. 
But reality has been more complicated. The world hasn’t fallen apart, if you look at the top-line growth figures. GDPs are expanding, bond markets are functioning, stocks are rising, and the global economy certainly seems to be working. But it’s not quite working for a certain slice of the world economy commonly known as humans.
The markets missed the big meltdown. But labor got the big muddle-through.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

Will 2014 Be the Year the Economy (Finally) Works for Workers?

Since the global recession ended, economic forecasters have been trying to call the Next Big Crash that would once again drag the world back into the sewer. It was going to be Europe. No, make that China. Or a cascading collapse of commodity prices.

But reality has been more complicated. The world hasn’t fallen apart, if you look at the top-line growth figures. GDPs are expanding, bond markets are functioning, stocks are rising, and the global economy certainly seems to be working. But it’s not quite working for a certain slice of the world economy commonly known as humans.

The markets missed the big meltdown. But labor got the big muddle-through.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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    The global recession ended?!?? Everything is ok again?
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