Tag: great recession

So here's a big fuckin' deal: Despite decades of declining union membership (thanks, "right to work" laws!), a new Gallup poll shows that, for...

There is an old saying: if you laid all the economists in the world end to end, Grover Norquist would still be wrong about...

The next time you see Ben Bernanke and he's all like, "Bro, could you spot me five bucks, bro?" do NOT spot him five...

Hey, remember when the economy went to hell and one in ten workers were out of a job  and millions of Americans lost their homes? That...

Citing a pressing need to legally redefine Americans as "consumers" before they get any other big ideas, President Obama today appointed his choice to...

Unloved corporate failure Meg Whitman was last seen insisting that she should be governor of California because goddammit, she paid $141 million to be...

According to somebody who telephoned CNN, Barack Obama's jobs plan will involve somehow spending $300 billion because of tax cuts, and then people will...

Of all the "this president is like that president" games, the one that Barack Obama's supporters were very unlikely to come up with was,...

The stock markets just closed in New York, hooray! ("Hooray," because now the stock markets can't fall any further today. But tune in tomorrow!)...

While the Republicans try to force a default of the American Nation with such tactics as "scholarship grants are for communists," the Democrats are...

Times are tough and getting significantly tougher, so it's a challenge for the Obama campaign to come up with some fundraising stunts that will...

Here's something with a plus and a minus: Most Americans will soon be free of endless advertising and marketing campaigns, because the advertising industry...

At the rate of last month's dismal job creation, it will take more than 15 years for America to replace the 7 million jobs...

The economic recovery continues to be a complete fiction, like the Harry Potter books but without all the fun sex magick. Unemployment is officially...

Crap merchant Wal-Mart has watched shoppers flee its grim aisles in increasing numbers for the past two years -- seven straight quarters of declining...

Last we checked, at least 15 million Americans cannot find a job -- it's 27 million when you include those forced to work part-time...

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