Economy and Business

Why Some Students Fail

Why Some Students Fail

Another semester is about to begin at the community college where I teach. Some of my students come from middle class backgrounds. They went to excellent high schools, enjoy financial and emotional support from their parents, and have what it takes to excel in...

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A Rigged Game Only Amazon Will Win

A Rigged Game Only Amazon Will Win

In September, the giant retail monopolist Amazon announced its intention to build a second corporate headquarters in Someplace, North America. Where's that? Aha, that's the trick in a corporate game called "Fleece the Taxpayer." CEO Jeff Bezos demanded that cities...

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Law, Order, and the Dreamers

Law, Order, and the Dreamers

Put yourself in the shoes of a typical “Dreamer” — one of the hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth brought here as small children. When you were six years old, your mother crossed the Mexican border and carried you into the United States. Although you’ve been...

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This CEO Wants a Key to Your House

This CEO Wants a Key to Your House

Would you give your house key to a complete stranger, letting that person (whose name you don't even know) walk right into your home when you're not there? One stranger who's brazenly asking you and millions of other people to do just that is Jeff Bezos. He's the head...

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The Rise and Fall of America’s Middle Class

The Rise and Fall of America’s Middle Class

Ever since 1776, the "common yeoman" — America's middle class — has been hailed as the virtuous heart and backbone of our nation. How ironic, since it took 150 years before we actually created a broad middle class. Before the 1930s, most Americans were poor, or near...

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Help For Struggling Millionaires Is On the Way

Help For Struggling Millionaires Is On the Way

It isn’t easy being a millionaire these days, especially if you’ve got less than $20 million. Fortunately, Congress is watching out for you. Yes, the Republican tax cut bonanza targets lower end millionaires for special relief. Now those struggling to scrape by with...

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