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Enthusiasm High for a New Economy for Baltimore

Enthusiasm High for a New Economy for Baltimore
With growing recognition that the economy fails to serve the interests of most people, alternative institutions and processes based on economic democracy are beginning to pop up everywhere. This movement points to what is called by some as “the New Economy.” Throughout the country people are joining a global movement to create structures grounded in democratic control of community wealth – an economy of, by, and for the people. On May 16 ... Read more

The 99% Deficit Proposal

The 99% Deficit Proposal
The disconnect between Congress and the people is vast. For decades, Congress has been passing laws that benefit the 1%, their campaign donors and big business interests, rather than creating a fair economy that serves all U.S. citizens. With this report Occupy Washington, DC shows that Congress is out of touch with evidence-based solutions, supported by the majority of Americans that can revive the economy, reduce the deficit and wealth ... Read more

Poll: United We Stand on Wealth Gap

Poll: United We Stand on Wealth Gap
As the president delivers the televised address Tuesday, he'll be speaking to a country filled with people who are cautiously optimistic that the economy is improving but not at all sure its benefits are going to reach them. Indeed, at a time when Republicans and Democrats disagree about almost everything, on this there is virtually no partisan gap: 61% of Republicans, 68% of Democrats and 67% of independents think economic inequality has ... Read more

Part-time jobs account for 97% of 2013 job growth

Part-time jobs account for 97% of 2013 job growth
Being on vacation last week meant that I missed the jobs report for July, which turned out to be as unremarkable as most of those in the four-plus years of the so-called economic recovery. The media reports I did catch while on the cruise focused mainly on the fact that the jobs added in July missed the expectations of analysts... Read more

Report From the 2012 Occupy G8 Summit

Report From the 2012 Occupy G8 Summit
The “Occupy G8 Summit for the People” was an alternative to the G8 that had speakers who discussed the effect of concentrated wealth on global public policy, the effects of wealth inequality on peoples' well-being and alternative economic structures that would close the wealth divide and create a more democratic, sustainable economy. Read more