Opinion

Opinion: Work and Worth

by Robert B. Reich What someone is paid has little or no relationship to what their work is worth to society. Does anyone seriously believe hedge-fund mogul Steven A. Cohen is worth the $2.3 billion he raked in last year, despite being slapped…

Wage Inequality: A Story of Policy Choices

By Heidi Shierholz, Lawrence Mishel, and John Schmitt Originally posted in New Labor Forum, first published on August 4, 2014. EPI’s President Lawrence Mishel and economist Heidi Shierholz and John Schmitt from the Center for Economic and Policy Research have published a new…

Jesus loves the legal children

  FROM HELEN: Margaret, our good Christian Governor down here in Texas, Rick Perry, said he would use his executive authority to activate up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the Texas border region against “criminal aliens.”   Criminal Aliens being…

Outside spending plagues our electoral process

by Jeff Brindle Much has been written about the magnitude of campaign spending by independent special interest groups but until now, there has been little discussion about the impact. During the 2012 Presidential and Congressional contests, the Center for Responsive Politics…