Recently I read with dismay an article by Mort Zuckerman, the editor of U.S. News & World Report, on the Huffingtonpost.com titled 'Breaking the Public Sector Unions' Stranglehold on State and Local Governments.' First, that's a whopper of a title, right? Secondly, the article has nothing at all to do with facts.
Capitalism is bad for working-class people. Unregulated capitalism is even worse.
For communities that were already in economic freefall before this recession, it's a catastrophe.
If you rely on the major mass media to get a picture of what's going on in the world you probably think the economic crisis in Greece was caused by irresponsible Greek workers living high off the hog.
The Bank of North Dakota, the only state-owned bank in America, earned a record profit last year even as private-sector banks lost billions.