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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Weekly Audit: Depression-Era Inequality, Only Worse

By Zach Carter, TMC MediaWire blogger

A new study by Economist Emmanuel Saez revealed this week that income inequality in the U.S. is more severe today than at any time since World War I, and the current recession is taking its heaviest toll on the worst-off members of our society. As our government rebuilds the financial sector using taxpayers' money, it's important to remember that both financiers and the government are responsible to our communities, not just bank shareholders. If we want to strengthen our country's economic foundation, we need to demand better wages for workers and an end to all kinds of predatory lending.

Saez's new data on income inequality is, as Paul Krugman put it, "truly amazing." Saez, who teaches at the University of California at Berkeley, found that the top 0.01% of U.S. earners had 6% of total U.S. wages, more than double the level in 2000. Earners in the top 10%, meanwhile, took home an astonishing 49.7% of all wages. That gap is larger now than during the Great Depression or the Gilded Age of the Roaring '20s.

"We're seeing Depression-era inequality [...]More
From The APC Blog by meb on 18 Aug 2009Permalink

Friday, 31 July 2009

Fifth Annual Printers’ Ball in Chicago

Fifth Annual Printers’ Ball

Ludington Building
1104 South Wabash Avenue
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Admission to the Printers’ Ball is free and open to all ages.

Founded by Poetry magazine with other independent Chicago literary organizations, the Printers’ Ball is an annual celebration of print culture, featuring thousands of magazines, books, and broadsides available free of charge; live readings and music; letterpress, offset, and paper-making demonstrations; and much more. This year’s Printers’ Ball is co-produced with Columbia College Chicago and the Center for Book & Paper Arts, and is set to take place in the landmark Ludington Building, former home to the American Book Company. Select events during the Printers’ Ball are being recorded for Chicago Public Radio’s Chicago Amplified.

Printers' Ball Online Directory of Periodicals:
From The APC Blog by cda on 31 Jul 2009Permalink

Sunday, 26 July 2009

From Green Dreams to Unemployment

Agnès Sinai on green dreams in California. Arun Gupta on the dangers of the factory-produced meat industry. John Miller on the 68-year unemployment rate high in the US.More
From The APC Blog by cda on 26 Jul 2009Permalink

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Weekly Audit: Bigger Than ‘Too-Big-to-Fail’

by Zach Carter, TMC MediaWire Blogger

Now that trillions of taxpayer dollars have been pumped through the financial system, Wall Street giants JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs are reporting record profits—and giving out record bonuses. Goldman is planning to pay out $11.4 billion in compensation “earned” with our money. Even worse, attempts to regulate reckless financiers or empower ordinary workers are still being stymied by influential corporate lobbyists.

How did Goldman score the biggest quarterly profit in its history? Matt Taibbi explains in an interview with GritTV’s Laura Flanders. The $10 billion in direct capital that Goldman received from taxpayers under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) is actually one of the minor offenses. The company also converted corporate charters to become eligible for guarantees, and issued a whopping $28 billion

From The APC Blog by meb on 21 Jul 2009Permalink

Monday, 20 July 2009

News from the French Press

Finance : a return to regulation

By Christian Chavagneux

The US and Europe have revealed their plans to regulate the finance industry.  The principals of both plans are good, but the true test will come in their implementations.

On June 18th of last year, Barack Obama presented his plan for the reform of American finance regulation at the same time as the European heads of state revealed their plan with the same objective.  The political dynamic instilled by the G20 conference of last April was still in effect; on both sides of the Atlantic, the rulers took strong positions on taking the finance industry in hand.  The vigilance of these plans depends solely on their implementation; there may be a gap between

From The APC Blog by dk on 20 Jul 2009Permalink
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