Opinion

Double dip danger

What does the economic future hold? The commentators in business media are like fortune tellers, reading the future in a bunch of soggy tea leaves. Fewer jobs lost than expected in February? The economy must be on the mend. Rail traffic down 1.7% from a year ago? Trouble ahead.

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‘But we don’t have any work’

Like most people here in Reno, Nevada, who are looking for work, I just call myself a statistic and hope for the best.

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Does Detroit have a future?

Last month I visited Detroit and once again saw first-hand what can only be described as an economic and human catastrophe.

Snow job

People Before Profits columnist says it's not a jobs bill, it's a snow job.

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Stock market gets giddy over Massachusetts

The stock market might not be a useful economic indicator, but at times it just might be an indicator of the class struggle.

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Federal aid needed to save jobs and vital services

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- In Connecticut, jobless workers were unable to file for unemployment benefits because the phone lines were overwhelmed.

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Retirees fight for young workers

One thing most of us in South Chicago SOAR (Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees) have in common is children and grandchildren

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2010 elections key to building a green, demilitarized economy

In a Dec. 4 editorial entitled, "The Welfare State and Military Power," the Wall Street Journal actually said something I agree with: you can't have both guns and butter.

The big minus

Without a rapid draw-down in unemployment numbers, Obama will be unlikely to resurrect the coalition he needs to address other important questions.

A program to address the economic crisis

Only direct and indirect government intervention to stimulate and restructure the economy along democratic lines stands a chance of lifting the working class and nation out of crisis.

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