Minimum wage, overtime, social security . . .
A storm of progress to the angel of history,
The debris of paradise scattered about
The aggrieved, beseeching crowds.
As we go marching, marching
We battle too for men
For they are women’s children
And we mother them again
time died three weeks ago it went quietly no friends or family by the bedside no obituary no news no soundbyte I heard a reputable source say it had … Continue reading →
Three immigrant window cleaners risk their lives every day rappelling down some of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers. With spectacular cinematography, Paraíso reveals the beauty and danger of their job and what they see on the way down.
They have erected scaffolds by the bay And are painting the high towers of power lines. The seagulls circle over their heads Sobbing for their lost lookouts. I count. There … Continue reading →
In the year 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that, by century’s end, technology would have advanced sufficiently that countries like Great Britain or the United States would have achieved a … Continue reading →
I search for the red-handled Phillips-head among the clutter of Dad’s Air Force toolbox; the obsolete, English-sized wrenches, the vise-grips and channel locks looking to grasp smooth shouldered bolts with … Continue reading →
To Prison for Poverty documents the system that enables private probation companies, such as Judicial Correction Services, to profit from charging excessive fees to low income people who can’t pay small … Continue reading →
. Jerry looked better than any hog-faced man should, a Porky Pig grin always on his face, happy to meet us each time he came around to fix what had … Continue reading →
GM is worth around $60 billion, and has over 200,000 employees. Its front-line workers earn from $19 to $28.50 an hour, with benefits. Uber is estimated to be worth some … Continue reading →
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Scott Walker: We don’t need no higher education (photo courtesy of Slate) W.J. Astore A strong trend in higher education today is to sell…
Philip Levine reads his work at the AFL-CIO on Nov. 15, 2011. Philip Levine (January 10, 1928 – February 14, 2015) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet best known for … Continue reading →
Chomsky spoke at The Third Boston Symposium on Economics on February 10th 2014. In this video, he discusses the structural problems that prevent “willing hands” from finding a productive place … Continue reading →